Yanhua Huang, PhD

Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Professor in Brain and Behavior Research and Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

450 Technology Drive

Education & Training

Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (formerly Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology), Washington State University
Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Neuroscience

Selected Honors & Awards

Hamilton Family Award for Basic Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry, Hamilton Family
NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Paul Ehrlich Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Sleep-mediated regulation of reward; Neuroplasticity in drug addiction
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Wang Y, Liu Z, Cai L, Guo R, Dong Y, Huang YH (2020) A Critical Role of Basolateral Amygdala to Nucleus Accumbens Projection in Sleep Regulation of Reward Seeking. Biological Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Ge F, Mu P, Guo R, Cai Li, Liu Z, Dong Y, Huang YH (2019) Chronic sleep fragmentation enhances habenula cholinergic neural activity. Mol Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Liu Z, Wang Y, Cai Li, Li Yizhi, Chen B, Dong Y, Huang YH (2016) Prefrontal cortex to accumbens projections in sleep regulation of reward. J Neurosci 36: 7897-7910 *Featured article.
  4. Chen B, Wang Y, Liu X, Liu Z, Dong Y, Huang YH (2015) Sleep regulates incubation of cocaine craving. J Neurosci 35: 13300-13310. *Featured article.
  5. Huang YH, Lin Y, Mu P, Lee BR, Brown TE, Wayman G, Marie H, Liu W, Yan Z, Sorg BA, Schlter OM, Zukin RA, Dong Y (2009) In vivo cocaine experience generates silent synapses. Neuron 63:40-47.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical and graduate student education