Prof. Ping Zheng

Vice Director of IOBS

Research Directions
Modulation of synaptic neurotransmision and its functional significance
Contact  Information
Address:State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, 138 Yixueyuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
Email: pzheng@shmu.edu.cn

Ping Zheng is a professor of Neurobiology in Fudan University. He is the director of State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology of Fudan University and the vice dean of the Institutes of Brain Science of Fudan University. He obtained the Ph.D. in Medicine at Shanghai Medical University in 1991 and received the postdoctoral training at Yale University in 1996. Over the past years, Dr. Zheng has been a peer reviewer for a number of journals, including European Journal of Neuroscience, Neuroscience Bulletin, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica and others. The research interests of Dr. Zheng are in the field of modulation of synaptic transmission and ionic channels with recently focusing on modulation of presynaptic glutamate release by neurosteroids. Dr. Zheng’s research is supported by a number of research grants, including ones from Shuguang Research Program of Shanghai Education Committee, National Natural Science and Foundation of China, Trans-Century Training Program Foundation for the Talents by the State Education Commission and


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Research Direction

Modulation of synaptic neurotransmision and its functional significance


Selected Publications

  1. Chen M, Zhao Y, Yang H, Luan W, Song J, Cui D, Dong Y, Lai B, Ma L, Zheng P* (2015). Morphine disinhibits glutamatergic input to VTA dopamine neurons and promotes dopamine neuron excitation. eLife,24:4.

  2. Li ZC, Luan WJ, Chen Y, Chen M, Dong Y, Lai B, Ma L, Zheng P*(2011). Chronic Morphine Treatment Switches the Effect of Dopamine on Excitatory Synaptic Transmission from Inhibition to Excitation in Pyramidal Cells of the Basolateral Amygdala. J Neurosci, 31(48): 17527-17536.

  3. Hu AQ, Wang ZM, Lan DM, Fu YM, Zhu YH, Dong Y and Zheng P*(2007).Inhibition of stimulus-evoked glutamate release by neurosteroid allopregnanolone via inhibition of L type calcium channels in rat medial prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(7), 1477-89.

  4. Dong Y, Zhang W, Lai B, Luan WJ, Zhu YH, Zhao BQ,  Zheng P* (2012).Two free radical pathways mediate chemical hypoxia-induced glutamate release in synaptosomes from the prefrontal cortex. BBA -Molecular Cell Research, 1823 :493 – 504.

  5. Mei Y Fu, Yan Y Zhao, Jie W Luan,Yan L Dong, Yi Dong, Bin Lai, Hua Y Zhu, Zheng P* (2010). Sigma-1 receptors amplify dopamine D1 receptor signaling at presynaptic sites in the prelimbic cortex. BBA - Molecular Cell Research,1803(12):1396-408.

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