Dr. Zuoxin Wang received his B.S. in Biology from Beijing Normal University in China, Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), and postdoctoral training in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology at UMass and University of Maryland. He joined the faculty at Florida State University in 1998, and is now the University Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience. He is an elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He currently serves as Secretary for Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Associate Editor for Hormones & Behavior, editorial board members for several other scientific journals, and a grant reviewer for both NIH and NSF. His research is devoted to the understanding of the neuronal and hormonal mechanisms of social behaviors. Data from his lab have shown that the neurotransmitters dopamine, vasopressin, and oxytocin play important roles in social behaviors in a monogamous rodent species, the prairie vole. His research has been well supported by NIH grants.
His research is devoted to the understanding of the neuronal and hormonal mechanisms of social behaviors. Data from his lab have shown that the neurotransmitters dopamine, vasopressin, and oxytocin play important roles in social behaviors in a monogamous rodent species, the prairie vole. His research has been well supported by NIH grants.
1. Young, KA, Liu, Y, Gobrogge, KL, Wang, H, Wang ZX (2014) Oxytocin reverses amphetamine-induced deficits in social bonding: evidence for an interaction with nucleus accumbens dopamine. J. Neurosci., (in press).
2. Liu Y, Lieberwirth C, Jia X, Curtis JT, Meredith M, and Wang ZX (2014) Chemosensory cues affect amygdaloid neurogenesis and alter behaviors in the socially monogamous prairie vole. Eur. J. Neurosci., (in press). PMID:24641515
3. Smith AS and Wang ZX (2014) Hypothalamic oxytocin mediates social buffering of the stress response. Biological Psychiatry, (in press). PMID:24183103
4. Pan YL, Li MJ, Zhao QJ, Lieberwirth C, Wang ZX, and Zhang ZB (2014) Social defeat and subsequent isolation housing affect behavior as well as cell proliferation and cell survival in the brain of male long-tailed hamsters. Neuroscience, 265:226-237. PMID:24508746
5. Sun P, Smith AS, Lei K, Liu Y, and Wang ZX (2014) Breaking bonds in male prairie vole: Long-term effects on emotional and social behavior, physiology, and neurochemistry. Behav. Brain Res., 265C:22-31. PMID:24561258
6. PanYL, Li MJ, Zhao QJ, Lieberwirth C, Wang ZX, and Zhang ZB (2013) Scatter hoarding and hippocampal cell proliferation in Siberian chipmunks. Neuroscience, 255:76-85. PMID:24121131
7. Lieberwirth C, Wang Y, Jia X, Liu Y, and Wang ZX (2013) Fatherhood reduces the survival of adult-generated cells and affects various types of behaviors. Eur. J. Neurosci., 38:3345-3355. PMID:23899240
8. Wang H, Duclot F, Liu Y, Wang ZX, and Kabbaj M (2013) Histone deacetylase inhibitors facilitate partner preference formation in female prairie voles. Nature Neurosci., 16:919-924. PMID:23727821
9. Smith AS, Lieberwirth C, and Wang ZX (2013) Behavioral and physiological responses of female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) to various stressful conditions. Stress, 16:531-539. PMID:23647082
10. Wang Y, Xu LX, Pan YL, Wang ZX, and Zhang ZB (2013) Species differences in the immunoreactive expression of oxytocin, vasopressin, hyrosine hydroxylase, and estrogen receptor alpha in the brain of Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) and Chinese striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis). PLoS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0065807. PMID:23762431
11. Lieberwirth C, Liu Y, Jia X, and Wang ZX (2012) Social isolation impairs adult neurogenesis in the limbic system and alters behaviors in female prairie voles. Horm. Behav., 62:357-366. PMID:22465453
12. Martin MM, Liu Y, and Wang ZX (2011) Developmental exposure to a serotonin agonist produces subsequent behavioral and neurochemical changes in the adult male prairie vole. Physiol. Behav., 105:529-535. PMID:21958679
13. Zhang XY, Yang HD, Zhang Q, Wang ZX, and Wang DH (2011) Increased feeding and food hoarding following food deprivation are associated with activation of central dopamine and orexin systems in male Brandtâ€™s voles. PLoS ONE, 6(10):e26408. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026408
14. Pan YL, Xu LX, Wang ZX, and Zhang ZB (2011) Expression of estrogen receptor alpha in the brain of Brandtâ€™s voles (Lasiopodomys brandtii): sex differences and variations during ovarian cycles. J. Neuroendocrinol., 23:926-932. PMID:21848648
15. Liu Y, Young KA, Curtis TC, Aragona B, and Wang ZX (2011) Social bonding decreases the rewarding properties of amphetamine through a dopamine D1 receptor mediated mechanism. J. Neurosci., 31:7960-7966. PMID:21632917