Xueliang Fan, PhD

Research Associate

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Department of Pharmacology

Phone: 404-727-4726

Email: xfan4@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Rollins Research Center

1510 Clifton Rd.
5th Floor

Atlanta, GA 30322


Research Interests:

My research is focused on the roles of neurotransmission and synaptic regulation in the pathogenesis of psychiatric diseases and motor disorders through approaches of behavior, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology.


I was born in China where I grew up, received my education, married my wife, and had my first daughter. I joined Dr. Hess and Jinnah 's lab in 2002. I had my second daughter in 2006. 


I received my bachelor's degree in 1984 at Sichuan University, Chendu, Sichuan Province, and my PhD in 2002 at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Why Science?:

As a part of our traditional culture and education, scientists are recognized as an honorable career. My interest in science comes from its unpredictability; tomorrow could be a hopeful and surprising day.



Neychev VK, Fan X, Mitev VI, Hess EJ, Jinnah HA. Interaction Between Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum in

Dystonia.Brain. 2008; 131(Pt 9):2499-509.

Fan X and Hess EJ. D2-like dopamine receptors mediate the response to amphetamine in a mouse model of ADHD.

Neurobiology of Disease. 2007; 26(1):201-11.

Kasim S, Blake BL,Fan X, Chartoff E, Egami K, Breese GR, Hess EJ, Jinnah HA. The role of dopamine receptors in the neurobehavioral syndrome provoked by activation of L-type calcium channels in rodents.  Developmental Neuroscience. 2006; 28(6):505-17.

Fan XL, Zhang JS, Zhang XQ, Ma L. Chronic morphine treatment and withdrawal induce up-regulation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase 3 gene expression in rat brain.Neuroscience. 2003; 122(4): 997-1002.

Fan XL, Zhang JS, Zhang XQ, Yue W, Ma L. Differential regulation of beta-arrestin 1 and beta-arrestin 2 gene expression in rat brain by morphine.Neuroscience. 2003; 117(2): 383-9.

Fan X, Zhang J, Zhang X, Yue W, Ma L. Acute and chronic morphine treatments and morphine withdrawal

differentially regulate GRK2 and GRK5 gene expression in rat brain.

Neuropharmacology. 2002 Oct; 43(5): 809-16.

 Lu L, Bao G, Chen H, Xia P,Fan X, Zhang J, Pei G, Ma L. Modification of hippocampal neurogenesis and neuroplasticity by social environments. Experimental Neurology. 2003 Oct; 183(2): 600-9.