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Expertise: Studies on the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system, oxytocin and vasopressin

Dr. Yu-Feng Wang joined the Harbin Medical University as a Distinguished Professor in 2013. He currently supervises research works of the Wang Laboratory in the areas of hypothalamo- neurohypophysial system (HNS). Dr. Wang began his graduate training in Reproductive Physiology at the Harbin Medical University under the supervision of Dr. Zhiping Cheng, studied subsequently at Fukui Medical University where he started his research in the hypothalamic oxytocin-secreting system mentored by Dr. Hideo Negoro, and received his M.D. and Ph.D. in 1997. He was a postdoctoral fellow of Dr. Hiroshi Yamashita at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, postdoctoral associate of Drs. Anthony N. van den Pol and Vincent A Pieribone of the Yale University School of Medicine, and postdoctoral research scientist of Dr. Glenn A. Hatton in the University of California, Riverside. Prior to joining the Harbin Medical University, Dr. Wang served on the research faculty at the University of California, Riverside and LSUHSC-Shreveport. His research career focuses on the neurophysiologic mechanisms underlying neuroendocrine regulation of oxytocin and vasopressin neuronal activity, particularly the neural control of the milk-ejection reflex. Dr. Wang had been a professor of physiology of Jiamusi University medical college during 1998-2001, the member of IBRO, APS and AChems and is the member of the SFN and the CAPS.

His current research interests include the neural mechanisms underlying simultaneous activation of oxytocin neurons during lactation, factors controlling hypersecretion of vasopressin during hyponatremia and ischemic stroke, nose-hypothalamic route mediating effects of nasally-applied drugs on the activity of the HNS, the central role of the oxytocin-secreting system in the neuroendocrine control of immunologic activity as well as their extension and translational potentials.


Yu-Feng Wang, MD., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology

School of Basic Medical Sciences, Harbin Medical  University, Physiologic Building Room 312

157 Baojian Rd, Nangang Dist, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150086,China


E-mail: yufengwang@ems.hrbmu.edu.cn