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Rong Chen, PhD

Rong Chen, PhD



Rong Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1083

Phone: 336-716-8605
Fax: 336-706-8501

University of Michigan, Postdoc
Ohio State University, Postdoc
University of Kansas, PhD
University of Kansas, MS
Normal University East China, BS

Research Area
Neuropharmacology of psychostimulant abuse

Brief Summary of Research
Our laboratory investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the addiction of psychostimulants with a focus on dopaminergic systems.  We use a combination of behavioral, genetic, biochemical and confocal microscopic approaches to study functional and expressional changes of targets using animal and cultured cell models.  Current research topics include 1) RGS2 modulation of dopamine D2 receptors, dopamine transmission and drug addiction; 2) Modulation of methamphetamine reward and neurotoxicity by brain angiotensin receptor 1; and 3) Posttranscriptional and posttranslational modifications of the dopaminergic system by psychostimulants.  

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Phone 336-716-8506
Fax 336-716-8501

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