Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Danqing Xiao

Assistant Professor

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PhD, Neuroscience, Boston University, 2003

MS, Pharmacology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1997

MS, Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, 1993

BS, Radiologic Sciences, MCPHS University, 2012

BS, Biology, Henan Normal University, 1990


Before Dr. Xiao joined Regis College faculty in 2013, she lectured at the School of Arts and Sciences at MCPHS University as adjunct assistant professor and taught in the Department of Biology, Boston University as a teaching fellow. She was an instructor and postdoctoral fellow in Neurology at Harvard Medical School /Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral fellow at Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School /New England Primate Center (at Southborough). She is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and Society for Neuroscience.

Recent Publications

Xiao D.*, J. Cassin, B. Healy, T. Burdett, J-F Chen, B. Fredholm and M. Schwarzschild*. 2011. “Deletion of Adenosine A1 or A2A Receptors Reduces L-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesia in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease.” Brain Research 1367:310-8. (* Co-corresponding author).

Black Y.*, D. Xiao*, D. Pellegrino, A. Kachroo, A-L. Brownell and M. Schwarzschild. 2010. “Protective Effect of Metabotropic Glutamate mGluR5 Receptor Elimination in a 6-Hydroxydopamine Model of Parkinson’s Disease.” Neuroscience Letters 486(3):161-5. (*Co-first author).

Xiao D., V. Zikoppolos and H. Barbas. 2009. “Laminar Organization of Projections from Prefrontal Cortex Directed to Principal and Non-Principal Thalamic Nuclei.” Neuroscience 161(4):1067-81.

Morelli M., T. Di Paolo, J. Wardas, F. Calon, D. Xiao and MA Schwarzschild. 2007. “Role of Adenosine A2A Receptors in Parkinsonian Motor Impairment and L-DOPA-Induced Motor Complications.” Progress in Neurobiology 83(5):293-309.

Xiao D, E. Bastia, Y-H Xu, CL Benn, J-HJ Cha, TS Peterson, J-F Chen and MA Schwarzschild. 2006. “Forebrain Adenosine A2A Receptors Contribute to L-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesia in Hemiparkinsonian Mice.” Journal of Neuroscience 26(52):13548-55.

Xiao D., G. Miller, A. Jassen, SV Westmoreland, D. Pauley and BK Madras. 2006. “Ephrin/Eph Receptor Expression in Brain of Adult Nonhuman Primates: Implications for Drug-Induced Neuroadaptive Mechanisms.” Brain Research 1067:67-77.

Jassen AK, JM Brown, HN Panas, G. Miller, D. Xiao and BK Madras. 2005. “Variants of the Primate Vesicular Monoamine Transporter-2.” Brain Res. Mol Brain Research 139:251-7.

Xiao D. and H. Barbas. 2004. “Circuits Through Prefrontal Cortex, Ventral Anterior Nucleus and Basal Ganglia Map Pathways Beyond Motor Control.” Thalamus and Related Systems 2:325-343.


Functional brain connectivity underlying mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases, and their pharmacological and alternative therapies.


SMRT John A. Koveleski Award recipient, 2012-2013

Postdoctoral fellowship award from American Parkinson’s Disease Associate (APDA), 2006- 2007, Title: “EphA4 in L-DOPA-induced Dyskinesia in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease.”

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