Zuoxin Wang is a University Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience at the Florida State University (FSU). He received his BS in Biology from Beijing Normal University in China, his PhD in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass), and pursued his postdoctoral training in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology at UMass and the University of Maryland at College Park. He joined the faculty at FSU in 1998. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He currently serves as Secretary for the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) and as the Associate Editor for Hormones and Behavior. His research is devoted to understand the neuronal and hormonal mechanisms of social behaviors using the socially monogamous prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) as a model system. His earlier work demonstrated the role of the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin in pair bond behavior. His recent work has shown that dopamine in the nucleus accumbens mediates social and drug reward as well as their interactions in a behavior- and receptor-specific manner.
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