Prof. Xiong-Li Yang

Prof. Xiong-Li Yang

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences  Director of Academic Committee,IOBS

Research Directions
Information processing in the vertebrate retina and underlying mechanisms;
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  Email:xlyang@fudan.edu.cn
Lab website: http://homepage.fudan.edu.cn/yongmeizhong/

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 (2006-2011)]. 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
Information processing in the vertebrate retina and underlying mechanisms;
Remodeling of retinal neurons and glial cells under some pathological conditions.


Selected Publications

1. Huang H, Wang ZF, Weng SJ, Sun XH, Yang XL* (2013). Neuromodulatory role of melatonin in retinal information processing.  Prog Retin Eye Res, 32:64-87

2. Dong LD, Gao F, Wang XH, Miao YY, Wang SY, Wu Y, Li F, Wu JH, Cheng XL, Sun XH, Yang XL, Wang ZF*(2015). GluA2 trafficking is involved in apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells induced by activation of EphB/EphrinBReverse signaling in a rat chronic ocular hypertension model.J Neurosci, 35(13): 5409-5421

3. Wu XH, Li YY, Zhang PP, Qian KW, Ding JH, Hu G, Weng SJ*, Yang XL, Zhong YM*(2015). Unaltered retinal dopamine levels in a C57BL/6 mouse model of form-deprivation myopia. Invest Ophth Vis Sci, 56(2): 967-977

4. Wu HJ, Li XY, Qian WJ, Li Q, Wang SY, Ji M, Ma YY, Gao F, Sun XH, Wang X, Miao YY*, Yang XL, Wang ZF*(2018). Dopamine D1 receptor-mediated upregulation of BKCa currents modifies Müller cell gliosis in a rat chronic ocular hypertension model. Glia, 66(7): 1507-1519

5. Zhang G, Wu XH, Xu GZ, Weng SJ, Yang XL, Zhong YM*(2018). Orexin-B modulates synaptic transmission of rod bipolar cells in rat retina. Neuropharmacology, 133: 38-50

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