Phone: 212-241-8120

E-mail: jian.jing@mssm.edu

Department of Neuroscience, Box 1065
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Box 1065, One Gustave L. Levy Place,
New York, NY 10029

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
B.Sc., Peking University, China, 1987

Research
Selected Publications
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Research (see Research page):

Behavioral/Systems and Cellular Neuroscience

Neural basis of behavior using model systems, e.g., marine mollusc Aplysia

Sensorimotor integration (e.g., Evans et al 2003), motor control and pattern generation (e.g., Jing and Weiss 2002; Jing and Gillette 2003; Jing et al 2003; Jing et al 2004; Jing and Weiss 2005; Jing 2009; Sasaki et al 2009), movement coordination (e.g., Jing and Weiss 2002; Jing et al 2011), neuromodulation (e.g., Jing and Weiss 2001; Jing et al 2010), behavioral and circuit plasticity (e.g., Proekt et al 2007; Wu et al 2010)

Neural mechanisms of motivation (e.g., Jing et al 2007), arousal and decision making (e.g., Jing and Gillette 2000; Jing et al 2008; Jing et al 2009).

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Selected Publicatons (see Publications page):

Jing J, Sasaki K, Perkins MH, Siniscalchi MJ, Ludwar BC, Cropper EC, Weiss KR, Coordination of distinct motor structures through remote axonal coupling of projection interneurons. J Neurosci. 2011 Oct 26;31(43):15438-49.
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Jing J, Sweedler JV, Cropper EC, Alexeeva V, Park JH, Romanova E, Xie F, Dembrow NC, Ludwar BC, Weiss KR, Vilim FS. Feedforward compensation mediated by the central and peripheral actions of a single neuropeptide discovered using representational differences analysis. J Neurosci. 2010 Dec 8;30(49):16545-58.
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Wu JS, Vilim FS, Hatcher NG, Due MR, Sweedler JV, Weiss KR, Jing J. Composite modulatory feedforward loop contributes to the establishment of a network state. J Neurophysiol. 2010 103:2174-84.
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Jing J, Gillette R, Weiss KR. Evolving concepts of arousal: insights from simple model systems. Rev Neurosci. 2009 20:405-427.
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Sasaki K, Brezina V, Weiss KR, Jing J. Distinct inhibitory neurons exert temporally specific control over activity of a motoneuron receiving concurrent excitation and inhibition. J Neurosci. 2009 Sep 23;29(38):11732-44.
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Jing J. Command systems. In Squire LR (ed) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009, Volume 2, 1149-1158. Oxford: Academic Press.
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Jing J, Vilim FS, Cropper EC, Weiss KR. Neural analog of arousal: persistent conditional activation of a feeding modulator by serotonergic initiators of locomotion. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 19;28(47):12349-61.
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Sasaki K, Jing J, Due MR, Weiss KR. An input-representing interneuron regulates spike timing and thereby phase switching in a motor network. J Neurosci. 2008 Feb;28(8):1916-1928.
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Wu J-S, Due MR, Sasaki K, Proekt A, Jing J, Weiss KR. State dependence of spike timing and neuronal function in a motor pattern generating network. J Neurosci. 2007 October; 27(40):10818-10831.
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Proekt A, Jing J, Weiss KR. Multiple contributions of an input-representing neuron to the dynamics of the Aplysia feeding network. J Neurophysiol. 2007 April: 97(4): 3046-56.
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Jing J, Vilim FS, Horn CC, Alexeeva V, Hatcher NG, Sasaki K, Yashina I, Zhurov Y, Kupfermann I, Sweedler JV, Weiss KR. From hunger to satiety: reconfiguration of a feeding network by Aplysia Neuropeptide Y. J Neurosci. 2007 March; 27(13):3490-3502
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Jing J, Weiss KR. Modular computations in a hierarchical motor network. in Symposium for Advances in Computational Motor Control IV, Volume 4, 2005.
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Jing J, Weiss KR. Generation of variants of a motor act in a modular and hierarchical motor network. Curr Biol. 2005 Oct 11;15(19):1712-21.
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Jing J, Cropper EC, Hurwitz I, Weiss KR. The construction of movement with behavior-specific and behavior-independent modules. J Neurosci. 2004 July 14;24(28):6315-25.
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Dembrow NC, Jing J, Brezina V, Weiss KR. A specific synaptic pathway activates a conditional plateau potential underlying protraction phase in the Aplysia feeding central pattern generator. J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 2;24(22):5230-8.
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Jing J, Vilim FS, Wu JS, Park JH, Weiss KR. Concerted GABAergic actions of Aplysia feeding interneurons in motor program specification. J Neurosci. 2003 Jun 15;23(12):5283-94.
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Jing J, Gillette R. Directional avoidance turns encoded by single interneurons and sustained by multifunctional serotonergic cells. J Neurosci. 2003 Apr 1;23(7):3039-51.
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Evans CG, Jing J, Rosen SC, Cropper EC. Regulation of spike initiation and propagation in an Aplysia sensory neuron: gating-in via central depolarization. J Neurosci. 2003 Apr 1;23(7):2920-31.
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Jing J, Weiss KR. Interneuronal basis of the generation of related but distinct motor programs in Aplysia: implications for current neuronal models of vertebrate intralimb coordination. J Neurosci. 2002 Jul 15;22(14):6228-38.
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Jing J, Weiss KR. Neural mechanisms of motor program switching in Aplysia. J Neurosci. 2001 Sep 15;21(18):7349-62.
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Jing J, Gillette R. Escape swim network interneurons have diverse roles in behavioral switching and putative arousal in Pleurobranchaea. J Neurophysiol. 2000 Mar;83(3):1346-55.
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