Guo-Gang Xing earned his Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China in 2001. From 2001 till 2003, he received postdoc training at the Neuroscience Research Institute, Peking University, Beijing, China where he subsequently served as an Instructor and conducted research in the department of neurology. From 2004 till 2006, he received postdoc training at the Burnham Institute, Calif and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wis, both in the USA. Dr. Xing joined the Neuroscience Research Institute of Peking University as an Associate Professor of neurobiology in 2004. His research interests focus on mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of chronic pain, pain modulation, pain memory, and pain-related emotion. The roles of ion channels, receptors, neurotransmitters in the dorsal root ganglion, 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 test. In addition, encoding of nociceptive signing in the brain and roles of pain processing neural circuit in acupuncture analgesia are studied using multi-channel single unit recording and event-related potentials (ERP) techniques in awake, freely moving animals.
Biography Updated on 6 November 2012