Dr. Guo-Gang Xing
Professor, Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Research Institute, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Guo-Gang Xing earned his Ph.D. Degree at Xi?an Jiaotong University in 2001. From 2001-2003, he received postdoctoral training at the Neuroscience Research Institute of Peking University where he subsequently served as a lecturer and conducted research in the department of neurobiology. From 2004-2006, he received postdoctoral training at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in USA. Dr. Xing joined the Neuroscience Research Institute of Peking University as an associate professor of neurobiology in 2004 and obtained the full professor in 2013
Our research interests mainly focus on the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of chronic pain as well as pain modulation, and pain memory and pain-related emotion. The roles of ion channels, receptors, neurotransmitters in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the spinal cord dorsal horn are investigated using multi-disciplinary methods including molecular biology, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology (e.g. extracellular recording, intracellular recording and patch clamp recording) and behavioral testing. In addition, encoding of nociceptive signaling in the brain and the roles of the pain processing neural circuit in acupuncture analgesia are studied using multi-channel single unit recording combining with optogenetic strategies in awake, freely-moving animals. Recently, supported by the special foundation for public welfare profession scientific research program from the Ministry of Health of the People?s Republic of China, we are also exploring the molecular mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of asthenozoospermia.