Dr. Feng Shao is associate professor at the Department of Psychology, Peking University. She is graduated from Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science. She studies the establishment of behavioral animal model of schizophrenia and its neural mechanism. She is also interested in Psychoneuroimmunity research work. Now the foundation of her lab is from a National Foundation of Natural Science and a National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program). She has published over 27 peer review research papers.

List of Publications

Xu, H., Wang, JS., Zhang, K., Zhao, M., Ellenbroek, B., Shao,F*., Wang,WW. (2018). Effects of adolescent social stress and antidepressant treatment on cognitive inflexibility and Bdnf epigenetic modifications in the mPFC of adult mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 88,92-101.

Wang, Q., Shao,F*., Wang, WW. (2018). Region-Dependent Alterations in Cognitive Function and ERK1/2 Signaling in the PFC in Rats after Social Defeat Stress. Neural Plasticity, 2018, 9870985

Sun, L., Min, L., Li, M., Shao,F*., Wang, WW. (2018). Transcriptomic analysis reveals oxidative phosphorylation activation in an adolescent social isolation rat model. Brain Research Bulletin, 142, 304-312

Li, M., Sun, L., Du, W., Zhou, H., Shao,F*., Wang, WW. (2018). Chronic clozapine treatment improves the alterations of prepulse inhibition and BDNF mRNA expression in the medial prefrontal cortex that are induced by adolescent social isolation. Behavioral Pharmacology, (in press)

Sun, L., Min, L., Zhou, H., Li, M., Shao, F*. (2017). Adolescent social isolation affects schizophrenia-like behavior and astrocyte biomarkers in the PFC of adult rats. Behaviroal Brain Research, 333,258-266. (corresponding author)

Zhang, Y., Shao, F., Wang, Q., Xie, X., Wang, W.W. (2017). Neuroplastic Correlates in the mPFC Underlying the Impairment of Stress-Coping Ability and Cognitive Flexibility in Adult Rats Exposed to Chronic Mild Stress during Adolescence. Neural Plasticity, 10,1-10.

Tian, Y.L., Yang, CH.J., Shang, SH.J., Cai, Y.J., Deng, X.F., Zhang, J., Shao, F., et al. (2017). Loss of FMRP impaired hippocampal long-term plasticity and spatial learning in rats. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10, 1-14

Li, M., Du W., Shao, F*., Wang, W.W. (2016). Cognitive dysfunction and epigenetic laterations of the BDNF gene are reduced by social isolation during early adolescence. Behav Brain Res, 313, 177-183. (corresponding author)

Zhang, F., Yuan, S., Shao, F., & Wang, W. (2016). Adolescent social defeat induced alterations in anxious behavior and cognitive flexibility in adult mice: effects of developmental stage and social condition. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10,149: 1-11.

Xu, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, F., Yuan, S. N., Shao, F.,& Wang, W. (2016). Effects of Duloxetine Treatment on Cognitive Flexibility and BDNF Expression in the mPFC of Adult Male Mice Exposed to Social Stress during Adolescence. Front Mol Neurosci, 9, 95. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2016.00095

Wang,Q., Shao, F*., Wang, W.W. (2015). Maternal separation produces alterations of forebrain brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression in differently aged rats. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 8, 1-8. (corresponding author)

Wu, J.J., Yu, CH.H., Tan, Y., Hou, ZH., Li, M., Shao, F*., Lu, X.X. (2015). Effects of prenatal exposure to silver nanoparticles on spatial cognition and hippocampal neurodevelopment in rats. Environmental Research, 138, 67-73. (corresponding author)

Wang, Q., Li, M., Du, W., Shao, F*., Wang, W.W. (2015). The different effects of maternal separation on spatial learning and reversal learning in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 280, 16-23. (corresponding author)

Shao, S., Li, M., Du, W., Shao, F*., Wang, W.W. (2014). Galanthamine, an acetylcholine inhibitor, prevents prepulse inhibition deficits induced by adolescent social isolation or MK-801 treatment. Brain Research, 1589, 105-111. (corresponding author)

Luo, X., Yuan, S., Guan,X., Xie, X., Shao, F*., Wang,W. (2014). Juvenile stress affects anxiety-like behavior and limbic monoamines in adult rats. Physilogy and Behavior, 135, 7-16. (corresponding author)

Guan, X., Shao, F., Xie, X., Chen, L., Wang, W. (2014). Effects of aspirin on immobile and endocrine and immune changes in the forced swimming test: Comparison to fluoxetine and imipramine. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 124, 361-366.

Li, M., Xue, X., Shao, S., Shao, F*., & Wang, W. (2013). Cognitive, emotional and neurochemical effects of repeated maternal separation in adolescent rats. Brain Research, 1518, 82-90. (corresponding author)

Xue, X., Shao, S., Li, M., Shao, F*., & Wang, W. (2013). Maternal separaton induces alterations of serotonergic system in different aged rats. Brain Research Bulletin, 95, 15-20. (corresponding author)

Shao, F., Han, X., Shao, S., & Wang W. (2013). Adolescent social isolation influcences cognitive function in adult rats. Neural Regeneration Research, 8(11), 1025-1030.

Xue, X., Shao, S., Wang, W., & Shao, F*. (2013). Maternal separation induces alterations in reversal learning and brain-derived neurotrophic factior expression in adult rats. Neuropsychobiology, 68, 243-249.(corresponding author)

Han, X., Li, N., Xue, X., Shao, F*., & Wang, W. (2012). Early social isolation disrupts latent inhibition and increases dopamine D2 receptor expression in the medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens of adult rats. Brain Research, 1447(0), 38-43. (corresponding author)

Han, X., Wang, W., Shao, F*., & Li, N. (2011). Isolation rearing alters social behaviors and monoamine neurotransmission in the medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens of adult rats. Brain Research, 1385, 175-181 (corresponding author)

Han, X., Li, N., Meng, Q., Shao F*., Wang, W (2011). Maternal immune activation impairs reversal learning and increases serum TNF-α in offspring. Neuropsychobiology, 64, 9-14 (corresponding author)

Meng, Q., Li, N., Han, X., Shao, F*., & Wang, W. (2011). Effects of adolescent social isolation on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factors in the forebrain. European Journal of Pharmacology,650, 229-232 (corresponding author)

Han, X., Wang, W., Xue X., Shao, F*., & Li, N. (2011). Brief social isolation in early adolescence affects reversal learning and forebrain BDNF expression in adult rats. Brain Research Bulletin,86,173-178 (corresponding author)

Luo,X, Shao, F.,Guan, X., Xie X., Wang, WW. Progress in the “brain-derived neurotrophic factor depression hypothesis”. Neural Regeneration Research, 2010,5(23): 1817-1824

Shao, F., Han, X., Li, N., & Wang, W. (2010). Adolescent chronic apomorphine treatment impairs latent inhibition and reduces prefrontal cortex mGluR5 receptor expression in adult rats.. European Journal of Pharmacology, 649(1-3), 202-205.

Meng, Q., Li, N., Han, X., Shao, F., & Wang, W. (2010). Peri-adolescence isolation rearing alters social behavior and nociception in rats. Neuroscience Letters, 480(1), 25-29. (corresponding author)

Shao F, Jin J, Meng QX, Liu M, Xie X, Lin WJ, Wang WW (2009). Pubertal isolation alters latent inhibition and DA in nucleus accumbens of adult rats. Physiol Behav, 98: 251-257

Jihuan Chen, Wenjuan Lin, Weiwen Wang, Feng Shao (2004). Enhancement of antibody production and expression of c-fos in the insular cortex in response to a conditioned stimulus after a single-trial learning paradigm. Behavioural Brain Research, 154: 557-565

Shao Feng, Lin Wenjuan, Wang Weiwen. (2003). The effect of emotional stress on the primary humoral immunity of rats. J of psychopharmacology, 17(2):153-157

Li Liang Shao Feng (2003). Impaired auditory sensorimotor gating: An animal model of schizophrenia. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(19):2031-2037

Lin Wenjuan Wang Weiwen Shao Feng (2003). New animal model of emotional stress: Behavioral, neuroendocrien and immunological consequences. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(15): 1565-1568