Dr. Renping Zhou , Ph.D.

Professor Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of PharmacyEOHSI – Toxicology
Work Phone: 848-445-7246 Work Fax: 732-445-0687 Work Phone: Lab: 848-445-7245
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Research Areas

The Zhou laboratory is interested in the mechanisms mediating cell-cell communication and their roles in normal development, physiology, and diseases. Specifically the Zhou laboratory is investigating the functions of a large family of tyrosine kinase receptors, the Ephs, and their ligands, the ephrins, in neural circuit formation, eye development, and behavior regulations including motor activity, circadian rhythm, and aggression. The Zhou laboratory employs both in vitro and in vivo techniques, including neuron cultures, transgenic and knockout mice, as well as behavior assays.

Research Highlights

Demonstration of a repulsive function of ephrins in axon guidance

Discovering signal transduction pathways mediating ephrin-induced growth cone guidance

Establishing a novel cataract mouse model

Elucidating regulation of cell-cell adhesion by ephrins

Scholarly Activities

Member of editorial board: Neuroscience Bulletin; Cell & Bioscience

Membership in: AAAS, Society of Neuroscice, ARVO

Recent Publications

  1. Feng, J, Zhu, Z, Zhou, R, Liu, H, Hu, Z, Wu, F, Wang, H, Yue, J, Zhou, T, Yang, L et al.. Differential methylation patterns from clusters associated with glucose metabolism: evidence from a Shanghai twin study. Epigenomics. 2024; :. doi: 10.2217/epi-2023-0449. PubMed PMID:38410918
  2. Shomali, A, De Diego, N, Zhou, R, Abdelhakim, L, Vrobel, O, Tarkowski, P, Aliniaeifard, S, Kamrani, YY, Ji, Y, Ottosen, CO et al.. The crosstalk of far-red energy and signaling defines the regulation of photosynthesis, growth, and flowering in tomatoes. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2024;208 :108458. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2024.108458. PubMed PMID:38408395
  3. Zhou, RJ, Bailey, B, Strunk, DR. Testing the reciprocal relationship between depressive symptoms and insomnia. J Clin Psychol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1002/jclp.23670. PubMed PMID:38408211
  4. Huang, Y, Cheng, Y, Zhang, M, Chen, Y, Zhou, R, Lin, D, Guo, X. Effect of repeated vitrification of human embryos on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. J Ovarian Res. 2024;17 (1):51. doi: 10.1186/s13048-024-01370-y. PubMed PMID:38402194 PubMed Central PMC10893706
  5. Pang, C, Yuan, J, Zhou, R, Chen, Q, Wang, T, Wu, W, Huang, X. Application of Non-Ligation Technique in Thyroidectomy. Altern Ther Health Med. 2024; :. . PubMed PMID:38401080
  6. Zhu, B, Zhou, R, Qin, J, Li, Y. Hierarchical Capability in Distinguishing Severities of Sepsis via Serum Lactate: A Network Meta-Analysis. Biomedicines. 2024;12 (2):. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines12020447. PubMed PMID:38398049 PubMed Central PMC10886935
  7. Zhou, R, Ding, RC, Yu, Q, Qiu, CZ, Zhang, HY, Yin, ZJ, Ren, DL. Metformin Attenuates Neutrophil Recruitment through the H3K18 Lactylation/Reactive Oxygen Species Pathway in Zebrafish. Antioxidants (Basel). 2024;13 (2):. doi: 10.3390/antiox13020176. PubMed PMID:38397774 PubMed Central PMC10886385
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