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Ming-hu Han

Pharmacological Sciences and Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
United States of America


Dr. Han is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. The Han Laboratory studies neurophysiological mechanisms of depression and alcohol addiction in rodent models. Search PubMed for articles Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Neuroscience [NEU] Education PhD, Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Research Interest

Addiction, Behavior, Depression, Motor Neuron, Neural Networks, Neurophysiology, Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity, Synaptogenesis, Systems Neuroscience


  • Walsh JJ, Friedman AK, Sun H, Heller EA, Ku SM, , etal (2014) Stress and CRF gate neural activation of BDNF in the mesolimbic reward pathway. Nature Neuroscience 17: 27-29.

  • Maze I, Chaudhury D, Dietz DM, Von Schimmelmann M, kennedy PJ, etal (2014) G9a influences neuronal subtype specification in striatum. Nature neuroscience Vol: 17.

  • Friedman AK, Walsh JJ, Juarez B, Ku SM, Chaudhury D, etal (2014) Enhancing depression mechanisms in midbrain dopamine neurons achieves homeostatic resilience. Science 344: 313-319.

  • Walsh JJ, Han MH (2014) The heterogeneity of ventral tegmental area neurons: Projection functions in a mood-related context. Neuroscience Vol: 282.

  • Li B, Jie W, Huang L, Wei P, Li S, etal (2014) Nuclear BK channels regulate gene expression via the control of nuclear calcium signaling. Nature neuroscience Vol: 17.

  • Koo JW, Lobo MK, Chaudhury D, Labonté B, Friedman A, etal (2014) Loss of BDNF signaling in D1R-expressing NAc neurons enhances morphine reward by reducing GABA inhibition. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Vol: 39.

  • Heller EA, Cates HM, Peña CJ, Sun H, Shao N, Feng J, etal (2014) Locus-specific epigenetic remodeling controls addiction- and depression-related behaviors. Nature neuroscience Vol: 17.

  • Bagot RC, Parise EM, Peña CJ, Zhang HX, Maze I, Chaudhury D, etal (2015) Ventral hippocampal afferents to the nucleus accumbens regulate susceptibility to depression. Nature communications Vol: 6.

  • Christoffel DJ, Golden SA, Walsh JJ, Guise KG, Heshmati M, etal (2015) Excitatory transmission at thalamo-striatal synapses mediates susceptibility to social stress. Nature neuroscience Vol: 18.

  • Friedman AK, Han MH (2015) The Use of Herpes Simplex Virus in Ex Vivo Slice Culture. Current protocols in neuroscience Vol: 72.

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