Xiping Zhan

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Dr. Xiping Zhan, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Email: xiping.zhan@howard.edu
Office Location: 413 Seeley G. Mudd Building
Office Telephone: 202-250-5236
Laboratory Location: 413 Seeley G. Mudd Building 
2518 Numa Adams Building
Laboratory Telephone: (202) 250 – 5236




A.D. Huanggang Normal University (1986)
Ph.D. East China Normal University (1999)
Postdoctoral Fellow Fudan University (1999 - 2001)
Johns Hopkins University (2001 - 2008)                                                                                                   
Georgetown University (2008 - 2009)


Paralimbic system in modulation of tinnitus
Neural mechanisms for essential tremor
Basal forebrain in modulation of attention
Human neurons derived from iPS cells 

Grants and Funding Award

Hearing Heath Foundation ERG Award (2015 - 2016)

Maryland Stem Cell Fund (2018-2019)

Publications (PubMed)

  1. Xue Y, Zhan X, Sun S, Karuppagounder SS, Xia S, Dawson VL, Dawson TM, Laterra J, Zhang J, Ying M. Synthetic mRNAs Drive Highly Efficient iPS Cell Differentiation to Dopaminergic Neurons. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2018 Nov 1. doi: 10.1002/sctm.18-0036.
  2. Shiyong Peng *, Wenqiang Li, Luxiang Lv, Zhongjiang Zhang, Xiping Zhan* (2018). BDNF as a Signature in Diagnosis and Evaluation of Treatment for Schizophrenia and Depression.  Discovery Medicine. 26 (143), 127-136. PMID:30586536.
  3. Zou L, Xue Y, Jones M, Heinbockel T, Ying M, Zhan X. The Effects of Quinine on Neurophysiological Properties of Dopaminergic Neurons. Neurotoxicity Research. 2017 December 29; 34(1):62-73.
  4. Sagal Chaim, Xiping Zhan, Jinchong Xu, Jessica Tilghman, Senthilkumar Karuppagounder, Li Chen, Valina L. Dawson, Ted M. Dawson, John Laterra and Mingyao Ying (2014): Proneural transcription factor Atoh1 drives highly efficient differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into dopaminergic neurons. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, June 5, 3(8): 888- 898.
  5. Xiping Zhan, Pingbo Ying, Thomas Heinbockel (2013): Basal forebrain modulates spontaneous activity of principal cells in the olfactory bulb in anaesthetized Mice, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Sept 03, 7(148):1-10.
  6. Xiping Zhan, Werner M. Graf (2012): Harmaline attenuates voltage-sensitive Ca2+ currents in neurons of the inferior olive. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dec 11, 15(5):657-668.
  7. Xiping Zhan, David K. Ryugo (2007): Projections of the lateral reticular nucleus to the cochlear nucleus in rats. Journal of Comparative Neurology.Oct 10; 504(5):583-98.
  8. Xiping Zhan, Tan Pongstaporn, David K. Ryugo (2006): Projections of the second cervical dorsal root ganglion to the cochlear nucleus in rats. Journal of Comparative Neurology. May 20; 496(3):335-48.