Yao Wang, PhD
Education & Training
- Wang Y*, Liu Z*, Cai L, Guo R, Dong Y and Huang YH. A critical role of basolateral amygdalato nucleus accumbens projection in sleep regulation of reward seeking. Biological Psychiatry, 2020, Jun; 87(11):954-66. PMID:31924324
- Liu Z*, Wang Y*, Cai L, Li Y, Chen B, Dong Y and Huang YH. Prefrontal cortex to accumbens projections in sleep regulation of reward. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2016, Jul 27;36(30):7897-910. PMID:27466335
- Chen B*, Wang Y*, Liu X, Liu Z, Dong Y and Huang YH. Sleep regulates incubation of cocaine craving. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2015, Sep;35(39):13300-1035. PMID: 26424879
- Chen B*, Ma Y*, Wang Y*, Wang X, Schluter OM, Dong Y and Huang YH. Cocaine-induced membrane adaptation in the central nucleus of amygdala. Neuropsychopharmacology 2013, Oct;38(11):2240-8. PMID: 23756609
Biological Psychiatry: Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Engages Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Neurons to Reduce Cocaine Seeking
Substance use relapse is a major barrier in treating substance use disorders. Withdrawal from substance use often causes sleep disruptions, which can aggravate withdrawal symptoms and increase the likelihood of relapse. A group of investigators, including Pitt Psychiatry scientists Rong Guo, PhD (Scientist, Allen Institute; former Pitt Psychiatry postdoctoral scholar), Yao Wang, PhD (Research Assistant Professor of...
Bridgeside Labs Addiction Research: Molecular Psychiatry, The Journal of Neuroscience, & Psychopharmacology
The Huang, McClung, and Torregrossa Labs at the University of Pittsburgh’s Bridgeside Point II facility are part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Translational Neuroscience Program, which seeks to understand the neurobiological basis for complex human cognitive and emotional functions, and the manner in which alterations in the brain give rise to the types of disturbances in these functions that characterize...