Zuoxin Wang received his B.S. degree in biology from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. He acquired his Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass), Amherst, Mass, USA, and a Postdoctoral Training in behavioral neuroendocrinology at UMass and University of Maryland, College Park, Md, USA. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He joined the Faculty at The Florida State University (FSU) in 1998. Currently, he serves as a University Distinguished Research Professor and Professor at the Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience at FSU. Wang is a behavioral neuroendocrinologist. His research is devoted to the understanding of the neuronal and hormonal mechanisms including dopamine, oxytocin, and vasopressin, underlying regulation of social behaviors such as social bonding, aggression, and parental care. Research in his lab also examines the effects of endogenous and environmental factors on adult neurogenesis and functional significance of new neurons in the adult rodent brains. His research is supported by R01 Grants from NIMH and NIDA. Wang is a recipient of the NIH Scientist Development Award (K02) from NIDA.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2012