Dr. Runsheng Jiao


Dr. Runsheng Jiao, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology

Associate Professor of Physiology



Ph.D., 2009, Harbin Medical University. Supervisor, Xu, Manying.

Special trainings: 1) Patch-clamp recordings, Luzhou Medical College, 2012.1; 2) Modern electrophysiological techniques, Peking University, 2013.9-2014.6.


Specialties: Electrophysiological studies on neural mechanisms underlying different firing patterns of vasopressin-producing and oxytocin-producing neurons in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system; computational neuroscience and mathematical modeling.


 Summary of research work

My previous studies focused on neurochemical regulation of nociceptive pain sensation in rat models. I identified that changes in cholinergic, noradrenergic and dopaminergic neurotransmission can dramatically alter the activity of pain-sensitive neurons in the brain.

Recently, my research interest focuses on differentiating neural mechanisms underlying the firing patterns of magnocellular neuroendocrine neurons in the hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system. A particular research item is to establishing a rat model of hyponatremia and identifying the mechanisms underlying dual response of vasopressin neurons in a hypoosmotic environment.

Representative publication


Representative publications:

Jiao R-S, Yang C, Zhang Y, Xu M-Y, Yang X (2009). Cholinergic mechanism involved in the nociceptive modulation of dentate gyrus. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 379(4):975-979.