Rong Chen, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

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Academic: 336-716-8605 | Department: 336-716-2011


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Education & Training

  • B.A., East China Normal University, 1991
  • M.A., University of Kansas, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003
  • Fellowship, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2009


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Am Soc for Pharm & Exper Ther
Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, molecular biology/molecular me, neurosciences/behavior, substance abuse

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-8605 | Department: 336-716-2011


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Recent Publications

Rose JH, Karkhanis AN, Chen R, Gioia D, Lopez MF, Becker HC, McCool BA, Jones SR. Supersensitive kappa opioid receptors promotes ethanol withdrawal-related behaviors and reduce dopamine signaling in the nucleus accumbens. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2016;19(5):.

Ferris MJ, Calipari ES, Rose JH, Siciliano CA, Sun H, Chen R, Jones SR. A single amphetamine infusion reverses deficits in dopamine nerve-terminal function caused by a history of cocaine self-administration. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015;40(8):1826-1836.

Li X, Li S, Zheng W, Pan J, Huang K, Chen R, Pan T, Liao G, Chen Z, Zhou D, Shen W, Zhou W, Liu Y. Environmental enrichment and abstinence attenuate ketamine-induced cardiac and renal toxicity. Sci Rep. 2015;5():11611.

Sun H, Calipari ES, Beveridge TJ, Jones SR, Chen R. The brain gene expression profile of dopamine D2/D3 receptors and associated signaling proteins following amphetamine self-administration. Neuroscience. 2015;307():253-261.

Chen R, Gabler HC. Risk of thoracic injury from direct steering wheel impact in frontal crashes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(6):1441-1446.

Calipari ES, Sun H, Eldeeb K, Luessen DJ, Feng X, Howlett AC, Jones SR, Chen R. Amphetamine self-administration attenuates dopamine D2 autoreceptor function. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014;39(8):1833-1842.

Ferris MJ, Espana RA, Locke JL, Konstantopoulos JK, Rose JH, Chen R, Jones SR. Dopamine transporters govern diurnal variation in extracellular dopamine tone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111(26):E2751-2759.

Siciliano C, Calipari E, Ferris M, Chen R, Jones S. Biphasic mechanisms of amphetamine action at the dopamine terminal [abstract]. FASEB J. 2014;28(1 Suppl):661.4.

Chen R, Daining CP, Sun H, Fraser R, Stokes SL, Leitges M, Gnegy ME. Protein kinase C beta is a modulator of the dopamine D2 autoreceptor-activated trafficking of the dopamine transporter. J Neurochem. 2013;125(5):663-672.

Kaur K, Parra S, Chen R, Charbeneau RA, Wade SM, Jay PY, Neubig RR. G alpha i2 signaling: friend or foe in cardiac injury and heart failure?. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2012;385(5):443-453.

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Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology

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