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Qingxuan Meng

ph.d. candidate


Office: McGuinn 524
Phone: 617-552-6895

Primary Advisor: Alexa Veenema

Academic Interests: My research interest focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms by which early life stress alters social behavior. I aim to establish a new juvenile social stress model to study this. I am particularly interested in the effects of juvenile social stress on juvenile play-fighting behaviors and adult aggressive behaviors. The new model may contribute to understanding the effects of adolescent social stress on brain and behavioral functions in humans.

Graduate Institution/Degree: M.S. in Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Undergraduate Institution/Degree: B.A. in Economics, University of International Relations, Beijing, China.


Meng, Q., Li, N., Han, X., Shao, F., & Wang, W. (2010). Effects of adolescent social isolation on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factors in the forebrain. European Journal of Pharmacology, (in press).

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.

Zhao, X., Sun, L., Jia, H., Meng, Q., Wu, S., Li, N., He S. (2009). Isolation rearing induces social and emotional function abnormalities and alters glutamate and neurodevelopment-related gene expression in rats. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33(7), 1173-1177.

Shao, F., Jin, J., Meng, Q., Liu, M., Xie, X., Lin, W., Wang W. (2009). Pubertal isolation alters latent inhibition and DA in nucleus accumbens of adult rats. Physiology & Behavior, 98(3), 251-257.