Dr. Shao’s publications can be found here.

Shao L#, Chung P, Wong A, Siwanowicz I, Kent CF, Long X, Heberlein U#, A neural circuit encoding the experience of copulation in female Drosophila. (2019) Neuron 102: 1025–1036 (cover story)

Zer S, Zak H, Shao L, Ben-Shaanan S, Tordjman L, Bentzur A, Shmueli A, Shohat-Ophir G. Triggering ejaculation via the optogenetic activation of male specific corazonin neurons mimics the rewarding value of natural copulation in Drosophila. (2018) Current Biology 28(9): 1445-1452.e3.

Kim YK, Saver M, Simon J, Kent CF, Shao L, Eddison M, Agrawal P, Texada M, Truman JW, Heberlein U. Repetitive aggressive encounters generate a long-lasting internal state in Drosophila melanogaster male. (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115(5): 1099-1104.

Shao L*#, Saver M*, Chung P, Ren Q, Lee T, Kent C, Heberlein U#. Dissection of the Drosophila neuropeptide F circuit using a high-throughput two-choice assay. (2017) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 114: E8091-E8099.

Shao L*, Lu B*, Wen Z, Teng S, et al. Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1 (DISC1) protein disturbs neural function in multiple disease-risk pathways. (2017) Human Molecular Genetics 26 (14): 2634-2648.

Lu B*, Shao L*, Feng S, Wang T, Zhong Y. The β-alanyl-monoamine synthase ebony is regulated by schizophrenia susceptibility gene dysbindin in Drosophila. (2014) Science China. Life sciences 57(1): 46-51.

Shao L, Zhong Y. Drosophila model of cognitive disorders: Focus on memory abnormality. Chapter 12: Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) (2013) Edition: illustrated, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Editor: Josh Dubnau, pp.162-176.

Shao L, Shuai Y, Wang J, Feng S, Lu B, Li Z, Zhao Y, Wang L, Zhong Y. Schizophrenia susceptibility gene dysbindin regulates glutamatergic and dopaminergic functions via distinctive mechanisms in Drosophila. (2011) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(46): 18831-18836.

Liu X, Yuan X, Sun K, Shuai Y, Song Q, Wang L, Shao Let al. Genomic screen for expression pattern in adult Drosophila brains in vivo by enhancer trap method and establishment of expression database. (2008) Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics 35(6): 645-649.

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