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Rubing Zhao-Shea MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentNeurobiology
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
303 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-856-8163
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurobiology


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    Beijing Medical University, Beijing, , ChinaMD

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    1. Kolpakova J, van der Vinne V, Giménez-Gómez P, Le T, You IJ, Zhao-Shea R, Velazquez-Marrero C, Tapper AR, Martin GE. Binge Alcohol Drinking Alters Synaptic Processing of Executive and Emotional Information in Core Nucleus Accumbens Medium Spiny Neurons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2021; 15:742207. PMID: 34867199.
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    2. Klenowski PM, Zhao-Shea R, Freels TG, Molas S, Tapper AR. Dynamic activity of interpeduncular nucleus GABAergic neurons controls expression of nicotine withdrawal in male mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2022 02; 47(3):641-651. PMID: 34326477.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    3. DeGroot SR, Zhao-Shea R, Chung L, Klenowski PM, Sun F, Molas S, Gardner PD, Li Y, Tapper AR. Midbrain Dopamine Controls Anxiety-like Behavior by Engaging Unique Interpeduncular Nucleus Microcircuitry. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 12 01; 88(11):855-866. PMID: 32800629.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Casserly AP, Tsuji J, Zhao-Shea R, Smith CB, Molas S, Tapper AR, Weng Z, Gardner PD. Integrated miRNA-/mRNA-Seq of the Habenulo-Interpeduncular Circuit During Acute Nicotine Withdrawal. Sci Rep. 2020 01 21; 10(1):813. PMID: 31965003.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Sweeney CG, Kearney PJ, Fagan RR, Smith LA, Bolden NC, Zhao-Shea R, Rivera IV, Kolpakova J, Xie J, Gao G, Tapper AR, Martin GE, Melikian HE. Conditional, inducible gene silencing in dopamine neurons reveals a sex-specific role for Rit2 GTPase in acute cocaine response and striatal function. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 01; 45(2):384-393. PMID: 31277075.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    6. Molas S, Zhao-Shea R, Liu L, DeGroot SR, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. A circuit-based mechanism underlying familiarity signaling and the preference for novelty. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 20(9):1260-1268. PMID: 28714952.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. Vallaster MP, Kukreja S, Bing XY, Ngolab J, Zhao-Shea R, Gardner PD, Tapper AR, Rando OJ. Paternal nicotine exposure alters hepatic xenobiotic metabolism in offspring. Elife. 2017 02 14; 6. PMID: 28196335.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    8. Molas S, DeGroot SR, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR. Anxiety and Nicotine Dependence: Emerging Role of the Habenulo-Interpeduncular Axis. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2017 02; 38(2):169-180. PMID: 27890353.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Pang X, Liu L, Ngolab J, Zhao-Shea R, McIntosh JM, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Habenula cholinergic neurons regulate anxiety during nicotine withdrawal via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Neuropharmacology. 2016 08; 107:294-304. PMID: 27020042.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Zhao-Shea R, DeGroot SR, Liu L, Vallaster M, Pang X, Su Q, Gao G, Rando OJ, Martin GE, George O, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Corrigendum: Increased CRF signalling in a ventral tegmental area-interpeduncular nucleus-medial habenula circuit induces anxiety during nicotine withdrawal. Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 02; 6:7625. PMID: 26133887.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    11. Ngolab J, Liu L, Zhao-Shea R, Gao G, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Functional Upregulation of ?4* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in VTA GABAergic Neurons Increases Sensitivity to Nicotine Reward. J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 03; 35(22):8570-8. PMID: 26041923.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    12. Zhao-Shea R, DeGroot SR, Liu L, Vallaster M, Pang X, Su Q, Gao G, Rando OJ, Martin GE, George O, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Increased CRF signalling in a ventral tegmental area-interpeduncular nucleus-medial habenula circuit induces anxiety during nicotine withdrawal. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 21; 6:6770. PMID: 25898242.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Hogan EM, Casserly AP, Scofield MD, Mou Z, Zhao-Shea R, Johnson CW, Tapper AR, Gardner PD. miRNAome analysis of the mammalian neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene family. RNA. 2014 Dec; 20(12):1890-9. PMID: 25344397.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Zhao-Shea R, Liu L, Pang X, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Activation of GABAergic neurons in the interpeduncular nucleus triggers physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Curr Biol. 2013 Dec 02; 23(23):2327-35. PMID: 24239118.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Liu L, Zhao-Shea R, McIntosh JM, Tapper AR. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the ?6 subunit contribute to ethanol activation of ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons. Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Oct 15; 86(8):1194-200. PMID: 23811312.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Liu L, Hendrickson LM, Guildford MJ, Zhao-Shea R, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing the ?4 subunit modulate alcohol reward. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Apr 15; 73(8):738-46. PMID: 23141806.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Liu L, Zhao-Shea R, McIntosh JM, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Nicotine persistently activates ventral tegmental area dopaminergic neurons via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors containing ?4 and ?6 subunits. Mol Pharmacol. 2012 Apr; 81(4):541-8. PMID: 22222765.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    18. Zhao-Shea R, Liu L, Soll LG, Improgo MR, Meyers EE, McIntosh JM, Grady SR, Marks MJ, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Nicotine-mediated activation of dopaminergic neurons in distinct regions of the ventral tegmental area. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Apr; 36(5):1021-32. PMID: 21289604.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    19. Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Pang X, Gardner PD, Tapper AR. Activation of alpha4* nAChRs is necessary and sufficient for varenicline-induced reduction of alcohol consumption. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28; 30(30):10169-76. PMID: 20668200.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Improgo MR, Schlichting NA, Cortes RY, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR, Gardner PD. ASCL1 regulates the expression of the CHRNA5/A3/B4 lung cancer susceptibility locus. Mol Cancer Res. 2010 Feb; 8(2):194-203. PMID: 20124469.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Zhao-Shea R, Cohen BN, Just H, McClure-Begley T, Whiteaker P, Grady SR, Salminen O, Gardner PD, Lester HA, Tapper AR. Dopamine D2-receptor activation elicits akinesia, rigidity, catalepsy, and tremor in mice expressing hypersensitive {alpha}4 nicotinic receptors via a cholinergic-dependent mechanism. FASEB J. 2010 Jan; 24(1):49-57. PMID: 19720621.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Hendrickson LM, Zhao-Shea R, Tapper AR. Modulation of ethanol drinking-in-the-dark by mecamylamine and nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists in C57BL/6J mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2009 Jul; 204(4):563-72. PMID: 19247637.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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