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Pediatrics - Neurology/

Houston, Texas

Pediatrics - Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Pediatrics - Neurology/
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Jianrong Tang, Ph.D.

Jianrong Tang, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Director – In Vivo Neurophysiology Core

Contact Information:
Jianrong Tang, Ph.D.
The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
1250 Moursund St. Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 832-824-8866
Fax: 832-825-1243


Ph.D. - East China Normal University

Membership in Professional Organizations

Member - Society for Neuroscience
Member - Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms underlying cognitive alterations in various animal models of mental retardation and autism spectrum disorders. We are particularly interested in in vivo neurophysiological analysis, including hippocampal LTP and local field potentials paralleling cognitive behavior.

Recent Publications

  • Zhang T, Tang J, Pidoplichko VI, Dani JA. Addictive nicotine alters local circuit inhibition during the induction of in vivo hippocampal synaptic potentiation. J Neurosci. 2010; 30(18): 6443-53.
  • Tang J, Dani JA. Dopamine enables in vivo synaptic plasticity associated with the addictive drug nicotine. Neuron. 2009; 63(5): 673-82.
  • Kamprath K, Marsicano G, Tang J, Monory K, Bisogno T, Di Marzo V, Lutz B, Wotjak CT. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor mediates fear extinction via habituation-like processes. J Neurosci. 2006; 26(25): 6677-86.

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