Name: Zheng Jiang

Country: united states


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Department of Neuroscience
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
725 N. wolfe St,
Baltimore, MD, 21205

Research Interests:

Electrophysiology, Retina, Retinal circuitry, Synaptic transmission, Phototransduction, Ion channels, G-protein coupled receptor, Second messengers


  • 2009-present Postdoctoral fellow at Neuroscience Department, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland         
  • 2004-2009 Ph.D., College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 1998-2004 M.D., Medicine, China Medical University, Shen-Yang, China  


  1. Neuropsin (OPN5)-mediated photoentrainment of local circadian oscillators in mammalian retina and cornea.
  2. Melanopsin Signaling in Mammalian Iris and Retina.
  3. Guidance-Cue Control of Horizontal Cell Morphology, Lamination, and Synapse Formation in the Mammalian Outer Retina.
  4. Role of Neurotransmitter Receptors in Mediating Light-Evoked Responses in Retinal Interplexiform Cells.
  5. Synergistic Signaling by Light and Acetylcholine in Mouse Iris Sphincter Muscle.
  6. Glycinergic Feedback Enhances Synaptic Gain in the Distal Retina..
  7. On and Off Retinal Circuit Assembly by Divergent Molecular Mechanisms.
  8. The Modulatory Role of Taurine in Retinal Ganglion Cells.
  9. Differential distribution of glycine transporters in Müller cells and neurons in amphibian retinas.
  10. Characterization of glycinergic synapses in vertebrate retinas.