Huxing Cui, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience & Pharmacology

We study the neural circuits and intraneuronal signaling mechanisms that regulate appetite, body weight, sleep, and cardiorespiratory function in mice and aim to understand how these regulatory processes go awry in metabolic disorders. To this end, we employee state-of-the-art neuroscience techniques, such chemogenetics, optogenetics, in vivo fiber photometry and electrophysiology, in various transgenic mouse models coupled with sophisticated physiological measurements, including wireless recording of EEG/EMG for sleep architecture analysis, indirect colorimetry for energy metabolism, whole body plethysmography for breathing patterns, and radiotelemetry recording of blood pressure in conscious mice.

Recent publications

Research areas
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Receptors
  • Gene regulation
  • Hormones
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Addiction
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Frontal cortex
  • Striatum
  • Brainstem
  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Fear learning
  • Stress
  • In vivo electrophysiology
  • Transgenic models
  • Animal behavior
  • In vitro electrophysiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Anatomical tracing
Huxing Cui

2-372 BSB
United States

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2-300 BSB
United States

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