Zoe Xiaowei Dong, Ph.D.

职称:Distinguished Professor

办公地址办公地址:South Campus, Rm L3-1335

办公电话办公电话:(0755) 2653-3776 (office)

邮箱地址邮箱地址: zxwdong@gmail.com



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Zoe Xiaowei Dong, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

School of Psychology

Normal College

Shenzhen University

South Campus, Rm L3-1335

3688 Nanhai Blvd.

Shenzhen, Guangdong

China 518061

Tel. (0755) 2653-3776 (office)

 150-2117-5488 (cell)

E-mail: zxwdong@gmail.com



Degrees Ph.D. in Neurophysiology/Neuropharmacology (1988-91)

Dept. of Physiology, School of Med. Sci., University of Bristol, U.K.

Thesis: "Analgesics, Anaesthetics and Spinal Sensory Responsiveness".

Supervisor: Dr P. Max Headley

M.S. in Physiology (1982-84)

Dept. of Biology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R.China

Thesis: "Identification of the transmitter mediating descending inhibitory effect of auditory cortex on activities of neurones in medial geniculate body of rabbits".

Supervisor: Dr. Shao-Ci ZHOU

B.S. in Biology (1978-82)

Dept. of Biology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R.China

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurobiology (1993-94)

Dept. Physiological Sci., UCLA, California, U.S.A.

Adviser: Dr. Jack L. Feldman

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neurophysiology (1991-92)

Brain Research Institute, UCLA, California, U.S.A.

Adviser: Dr. Ronald M. Harper


7/2019–present Distinguished Professor

School of Psychology

Normal College, Shenzhen University

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

6/2014-6/2019 Professor & Core Faculty Member

NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science

New York University Shanghai

3/2009-6/2019 Professor & Director

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

East China Normal University

Shanghai, P.R.China

3/1998-3/2009 Principal Scientist (2004-09)/ Associate Principal Scientist (2001-04)

Senior Scientist (1998-2001)

Dept. of Neurobiology

Schering-Plough/Merck Research Institute

Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA

4/1994-2/1998 Assistant Professor (research track)

Dept. of Physiological Science, UCLA

Los Angeles, California, USA

1/1993-3/1994 Postdoctoral Fellow

Dept. of Physiological Science, UCLA

6/1991-12/1992  Postdoctoral Fellow

Brain Research Institute, UCLA School of Medicine

10/1988-5/1991 Graduate Student (for Ph.D.)

Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences

University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.

8/1987-10/1988 British Council Visiting Scholar

Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences

University of Bristol

12/1984-8/1987 Assistant Researcher (1986-87)/ Research Associate (1984-86)

Shanghai Brain Research Institute, Academia Sinica

Shanghai, P.R.China

2/1982-12/84 Graduate Student (for M.S. degree)

Department of Biology,

East China Normal University

Shanghai, P.R.China


  1. Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Chinese Physiological Society, 1985).

  2. Young Scientist Foundation Fellowship (Academia Sinica, 1985-87).

  3. Sino-British Friendship Scholarship (British Council and Chinese State Education Commission, 1987-88).

  4. University Postgraduate Scholarship (the University of Bristol, 1988-91).

  5. Overseas Research Scheme Award (the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, 1989, 90 & 91).


Society for Neuroscience


 Editorial Board of Neurobiology of Pain


Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, Pain, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Pain, Neuroscience


WANG, C, BAO, C, GAO, J, GU Y & DONG X-W (2020) “Pain Modulates Neural Responses to Reward in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex”. Hum Brain Mapp. 41(5):1372-1381. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24882.

LI, J., SANG, K., HUANG, X., BONDER, M., MA, K. & DONG, X-W.(2018) “Modulation of Prefrontal Connectivity by Chronic Pain in Postherpetic Neuralgia Patients: A Resting-State Functional MRI Study”. J Pain Res 11:2131-2144. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S166571.

SANG, K, BAO, C, XIN Y, HU, S, GAO, X, BODNER, M, ZHOU, Y-D & DONG, X-W (2018) “Plastic Change of Prefrontal Cortex Mediates Anxiety-like Behaviors Associated with Chronic Pain in Neuropathic Rats”. Mol Pain doi: 10.1177/1744806918783931.

GUI, P, LI, J, KU, Y, LI, L, LI, X, ZHOU, X, BODNER, M, LENZ, F, DONG, X-W, WANG, L & ZHOU, Y-D (2018) “Neural correlates of feedback processing in visuo-tactile crossmodal paired-associate learning” Front Hum. Neurosci. 12:266. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00266.

WANG C, GAO J, MA Y, ZHU C & DONG XW (2018) “Physical pain increases interpersonal trust in females.” Eur J Pain 22:150-160.

WANG L, GUI P, LI L, KU Y, BODNER M, FAN G, ZHOU Y-D & DONG XW (2016) “Neural correlates of heat-evoked pain memory in humans.” J Neurophysiol. 115(3):1596-604.

ZHANG Q, GAO X, LI C, FELICIANO C, WANG D, ZHOU D, MEI Y, MONTEIRO P, ANAND M, ITOHARA S, DONG X, FU Z, AND FENG G (2016) “Impaired Dendritic Development and Memory in Sorbs2 Knock-Out Mice.” J Neurosci. 36(7):2247–60.

LI, X., FAN, Y., XIAO, S., PENG, S., DONG, XW., ZHENG, X., LIU, C-C., LI, H., XIAO, Z. (2015) “Decreased platelet 5-hydroxytryptamin (5-HT) levels: a response to antidepressants.” J Affect Disord. 187:84-90.

DONG XW, JIA Y, LU SX, ZHOU X, COHEN-WILLIAMS M, HODGSON R, LI H, PRIESTLEY T. (2008) “The antipsychotic drug, fluphenazine, effectively reverses mechanical allodynia in rat models of neuropathic pain” Psychopharmacology (Berl). 195(4):559-68.

DONG XW, GOREGOAKER S, ENGLER H, ZHOU X, MARK L, CRONA J, HUNTER J, PRIESTLEY T. (2007) “Small interfering RNA-mediated selective knockdown of Na(V)1.8 tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channel reverses mechanical allodynia in neuropathic rats. Neuroscience 146(2):812-21.

ZHOU, X., DONG, X-W. & PRIESTLEY, T. (2006) “The neuroleptic drug, fluphenazine, blocks neuronal voltage-gated sodium channels.” Brain Res. 1106(1):72-81.

GUSTAFSON, E.L., MAGUIRE, M., CAMPANELLA, M., TAROZZO, G., JIA, Y., DONG, X-W., LAVERTY, M., MURGOLO, N., PRIESTLEY, T., REGGIANI, A., MONSMA, F. & BELTRAMO, M. (2005) “Regulation of two rat mas-related genes in a model of neuropathic pain”. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 142(1): 58-64.

DONG, X-W. & PRIESTLEY T. (2003) “Electrophysiological analysis of tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channel pharmacology”. In: Current Protocols in Pharmacology (Enna S.J. & Williams, M. Eds), Vol. 2, pp11.8.1-11.8.28. USA: John Wiley & Sons. Book chapter.

ZHOU, X., DONG, X-W. CRONA; J., MAGUIRE, M. & PRIESTLEY T. (2003) “Vinpocetine is a potent blocker of rat NaV1.8 tetrodotoxin- resistant sodium channels” J Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 306(2): 498-504.

DONG, X-W., WILLIAMS P., JIA Y-P. & PRIESTLEY T. (2002) “Activation of spinal ORL-1 receptors prevents acute cutaneous neurogenic inflammation: role of nociceptin-induced suppression of primary afferent depolarization”. Pain 96(3): 309-318.

REKLING, J.C., FUNK, G.D., BAYLISS, D.A., DONG, X-W. & FELDMAN, J.L. (2000) “Synaptic control of motoneuronal excitability”. Physiol Rev. 80(2): 767-852.

DONG, X-W. & FELDMAN, J.L. (1999) “Distinct subtypes of metabotropic glutamate receptors mediate differential actions on excitability of spinal respiratory motoneurons”. J Neurosci. 19(13): 5173-84.

PARKIS, M.A., DONG, X-W., FELDMAN, J.L. & FUNK, G.D. (1999) “Concurrent inhibition and excitation of phrenic motoneurons during inspiration: phase-specific control of excitability”. J Neurosci. 19(6): 2368-80.

YANG, L., DONG, X-W., FENG, M-Z., WU, Q-Y., & ZHOU, S-C. (1998) “GABA mediated inhibitory effect of amygdala on the activity of medial geniculate body neurons”. Acta Physiologica Sinica 50(3): 257-262.

FUNK, G.D., JOHNSON, S.M., DONG, X-W., SMITH, J.C., , LAI, J. & FELDMAN, J.L. (1997) “Functional respiratory rhythm generating networks in neonatal mice lacking the NMDAR1 receptor gene”. J. Neurophysiol. 78(3): 1414-20.

DONG, X-W., MORIN, D. & FELDMAN J. L (1996) “Multiple actions of 1S,3R-ACPD in modulating endogenous synaptic transmission to spinal respiratorty motoneurons”. J Neurosci. 16(16): 4971-4982.

DONG, X-W. & FELDMAN, J. L. (1995) "Modulation of inspiratory drive to phrenic motoneurons by presynaptic adenosine A1 receptors". J. Neurosci. 15(5):3458-3467.

GOZAL, D., DONG, X-W., RECTOR, D.M., HARPER, R.K. & HARPER, R.M. (1996) "Optical imaging of the ventral medullary surface of developing kittens during ventilatory challenges". Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 8:87-95.

GOZAL, D., DONG, X-W., RECTOR, D.M. & HARPER, R.M. (1995) "Maturation of kitten ventral medullary surface activity during pressor challenges". Dev. Neurosci. 17:236-245.

HARPER, R.M., GOZAL, D., ALJADEFF, G., CARROLL, J.L., DONG, X-W. & RECTOR, D.M. (1995) "Pressor-induced responses of the cat ventral medullary surface". Am. J. Physiol. 268 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 37): R324-R333.

DONG, X-W., GOZAL, D., RECTOR, D.M. & HARPER, R. M. (1993) "Ventilatory CO2 - Induced Optical Activity Changes of the Cat Ventral Medullary Surface". Am. J. Physiol. 265 (Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 34): R494-R503.

GOZAL, D., DONG, X-W., RECTOR, D.M. & HARPER, R. M. (1993) "Optical imaging of the ventral medullary surface of the cat: Hypoxia-induced regional differences in neural activation". J. Appl. Physiol., 74(4):1658-65.

DONG, X-W., PARSONS, C.G. & HEADLEY, P.M. (1991) "Effects of intravenous µ and k opioid receptor agonists on sensory responses of convergent neurones in the dorsal horn of spinalized rats". British J. Pharmacol., 103: 1230-1236.

DONG, X-W. (1991) “Analgesics, Anaesthetics and Spinal Sensory Responsiveness". Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bristol.

HEADLEY, P.M. & DONG, X-W. (1990) "Two unexpected effects of intravenous mu and kappa agonists on different types of neurones in the spinal dorsal horn". In: New Leads in Opioid Research. Eds. J.M. van Ree et al., EXCERPTA MEDICA, International Congress Series, vol. 914, pp61-62, Amsterdam.

HEADLEY, P.M., PARSONS, C. G., WEST, D.C. & DONG, X-W. (1989) "On the influence of anaesthesia, stimulus intensity and drug access in pharmacological test of sensory processing in the superficial dorsal horn." In: Processing of Sensory Information in the Superficial Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord. Eds. F. Cervero, G.J.Bennett and P.M.Headley. NATYO ASI Series A: Life Sciences Vol. 176, pp499-551, Plenum, New York.

DONG, X-W., ZHANG, K-M., ZHOU, S-Y. & DU, H-J. (1988) "Responses of spinal lamina X neurones to natural noxious stimulus in cats". Chin. J. Physiol. Sci. 4(1), 84-88.


Dong, X-W. (1986): Translation of科学之进展” (in Chinese) from “Neuroscience Advance” (by Axelord, J, Science, 225(4668):1253, 1984), 科技导报 (4).

Dong, X-W. (1986): Translation of神经递质在分子水平上的可塑性” (in Chinese) from “Neurotransmitter Plasticity at the Molecular Level” (by Black, LB et al., Science, 225(4668):1254, 1984), 科技导报 (4).

Dong, X-W. (1985) “第十一章 生理学” In: 生命科学史 (in Chinese), translated from Chapter 11, Physiology, In: A History of the Life Sciences. (1979) by Lois N. Magner.


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