Jing Liu
Selected Publications

Jing Liu

Ph.D., Pharmacology
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.R. China

Office: 210-567-4278


Research Interests

• stess • cognition
• cognitive behavioral therapy                     • depression
• anxiety • HPA
• adipocytes • prefontal cortex

Research Activities

My research interest is to understand the neurobiology underlying stress-related psychiatric disorders with particular attention to the mechanisms of cognitive behavioral psychotherapies and the function roles of adipose tissue-derived hormones. Techniques used include virus-based optogenetics to manipulate activated neurons or synapses; electrophysiology to assess plasticity in ascending and descending corticolimbic circuits; immunohistochemistry; western blots; stereotaxic surgeries, confocal microscopy; as well as the animal models related to stress, cognitive flexibility, anxiety, depression et al.

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

NARSAD Young Investigator Grant Award (2013-2015)