Yanhua Huang, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

450 Technology Drive

Education & Training

Johns Hopkins University Neuroscience
Washington State UniversityIntegrative Physiology and Neuroscience (formerly Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology)
Harvard Medical SchoolNeurobiology

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