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Zoology and Physiology|College of Arts and Sciences

Qian-Quan Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:


Sun QQ, John R. Huguenard and David A Prince (2005a). Barrel cortex microcircuits: Thalamocortical feed-forward inhibition in spiny stellate cells is mediated by a small number of FS interneurons Journal of Neuroscience. Accepted.
Sun QQ, Baraban SC, Prince DA and Huguenard JR (2003a) Target-specific NPYergic synaptic inhibition and its network consequences within the mammalian thalamus Journal of Neuroscience 23: 9639-9649.
Sun QQ, Prince DA and Huguenard JR (2003b) Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide activate hyperpolarization-activated cationic current and depolarize thalamocortical neurons in vitro. Journal of Neuroscience 23: 2751-8.
Sun QQ, Huguenard JR and Prince DA. (2002) Somatostatin inhibits thalamic network oscillations in vitro: actions on the GABAergic neurons of the reticular nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience 22: 5374-5386.
Sun QQ, Huguenard JR and Prince DA. (2001a) Selective activation of GIRK channels and HVA Ca2+ channels by neuropeptide Y receptors in neurons from rat thalamic slices. The Journal of Physiology (London), 531(1): 67-79.
Sun QQ, Huguenard JR and Prince D A. (2001b) Differential regulation of GABA release and neuronal excitability mediated by neuropeptide Y1 and Y2 receptors in rat thalamic slices . The Journal of Physiology (London), 531(1): 87-94.
Sun QQ & Dale N (1999) G-Proteins are involved in 5-HT receptor-mediated modulation of N- and P/Q- but not T-type Ca2+ channels. Journal of Neuroscience 19(3): 890-9.
Sun QQ, & Dale N (1998a) Differential inhibition of N and P/Q Ca2+ currents by 5-HT1A and 5-HT1D receptors in spinal neurons of Xenopus larvae. Journal of Physiology (London), 510 (1): 103-20.
Sun QQ & Dale N. (1998b) Developmental changes in ion channel expression accompany maturation of locomotor pattern in frog tadpoles. Journal of Physiology (London) 507 (1): 257-264.
Sun QQ & Dale N. (1997) Serotonergic Inhibition of T-type and High voltage-activated Ca2+ currents in the primary sensory neurons of Xenopus larvae. Journal of Neuroscience. 17(18): 6839-6849.

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