Prof. Xiong-Li Yang   CAS Member

Professor Xiong-Li Yang 

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Director of Academic CommitteeIOBS


Professor Xiong-Li Yang obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Shanghai University of Science and Technology in 1963, and a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Shizuoka University and National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan in 1982.


He was a foreign fellow at Harvard University (1985-1986), a visiting professor at Baylor College of Medicine (1987-2003). He was appointed as professor in the Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1986 and served as director of that institute (1988 -1999). He is currently professor and director of the Institute of Neurobiology, Fudan University. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1991) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (2006).


He has been long associated with the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies [Vice-president (1994-2002); Secretary General (2006-present)]. He was the president of the Chinese Association of Physiological Sciences (1998-2002).


He has received numerous honors and awards. He has published many papers in peer-reviewed international journals, such as Science, Journal of Neuroscience, Glia, Journal of Physiology, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, etc.


Enrollment Major


Research Work

We focus on the study of the mechanisms underlying transmission and modulation of visual signals in the retina, using electrophysiological, calcium-imaging, immunohistochemical and pharmacological approaches.


Research Direction

I. Information processing in the vertebrate retina and underlying mechanisms;

II. Remodeling of retinal neurons and glial cells under some pathological conditions.


Contact Information

Address: Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University, 138 Yixueyuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China

Tel: 021-64221975; 54237467   Fax: 021-54237647  Emailxlyang@fudan.edu.cn

Lab website: http://homepage.fudan.edu.cn/yongmeizhong/


Selected Publications

1. Dong LD, Gao F, Wang XH, Miao Y, Wang SY, Wu Y, Li F, Wu J, Cheng XL, Sun XH, Yang XL, Wang Z*2015.GluA2 trafficking is involved in apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells induced by activation of EphB/ephrinB reverse signaling in a rat chronic ocular hypertension model. J Neurosci, 35:5409-5421.

2. Wu XH, Li YY, Zhang PP., Qian KW, Weng SJ, Yang XL, Zhong YM (2015) .Unaltered retinal dopamine levels in a C57BL/6 mouse model of experimental myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 56:967-977.

3. Huang H, Wang ZF, Weng SJ, Sun XH and Yang XL* (2013) .Neuromodulatory role of melatonin in retinal information processing. Prog Retin Eye Res,  34: 64-87.

4. Ji M, Miao YY, Dong LD, Chen J, Mo XF, Jiang SX, Sun XH, Yang XL  and Wang Z (2012) Group I mGluR-mediated inhibition of Kir channels contributes to retinal Muller cell gliosis in a rat chronic ocular hypertension model . J Neurosci,  3237:12744-12755.

5. Yang XL* (2004)  Characterization  of  receptors for glutamate and GABA in retinal neurons. Prog Neurobiol, 73:127-150.

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