Job title: Lecturer

Phone: 8615342226762


Academic Areas: neuroscience

Research Interests: Neuropathic pain, cellular physiology of sensory neurons



Academic Degrees

PhD in Physiology, 2010, University of Bristol, UK

MS inPhysiology, 2006,Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Bachelor in Medicine, 2000, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Professional Experience

Lecturer (2006-present), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Department of Physiology

Junior Lecturer (2000-2005), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Department of Physiology

Selected Publications

Song,Y.; Zhang,M.; Tao,X.; Xu,Z.; Zhang,L.; Zheng,Y.; Zhu,M.; Gao,L.* A Single-Cell-Type Real-Time PCR Method Based on a Modified Patch-Pipette Cell Harvesting SystemMol.Biotechnol. 2016 Jun 7.

Gao LL, Zhang MM, Zhang LP, Yang SL, Yao KJ, Song YL.A rabbit pulmonary vein myocyte isolation method based on simultaneous heart and pulmonary vein perfusionActa Physiologica Sinica 2016 Feb 25;68(1):50-6.

Cristian Acosta, Simon McMullan, Laiche Djouhri, Linlin Gao, Roger Watkins, Carol Berry,Katherine Dempsey, Sally N. Lawson1* HCN1 and HCN2 in Rat DRG Neurons: Levels inNociceptors and Non-Nociceptors, NT3-Dependence andInfluence of CFA-Induced Skin Inflammation on HCN2and NT3 ExpressionPLOS ONE  Vol 7/ Iss 12 /e50442(2012.12)

L. L. Gao, S. McMullan, L. Djouhri, C. Acosta1, A. A. Harperand S. N. Lawson**Expression and properties of hyperpolarization-activatedcurrent in rat dorsal root ganglion neurons with knownsensory function J Physiol.  590.19(4691-4705)(2012.7)

Liu A, Tang M, Xi J, Gao L, Zheng, Luo H, Hu X, Zhao F, Reppel M, Hescheler J, Liang H# Functional Characterization of Inward Rectifier Potassium Ion Channel in Murine Fetal Ventricular Cardiomyocytes Cell Physiol Bioche 2010. 26;413-420.

An-tao LUO. Hong-yan LUO, Xin-wu HU,Lin-lin GAO, Hua-min LIANG, Ming TANG, Jürgen HESCHELER  Hyposmotic  Challenge  Modulates  Function  of  L-type  Calcium Channel in Rat Ventricular Myocytes through PKC Acta Pharmacologica Sinica(2010)31:1438-1446

Gao, L.L., Y.L. Song, M. Tang,C.J. Liu, X.W. Hu, H.Y. Luo, J. HESCHELER, Effect of Hypoxia on Hyperpolarization-Activated Current in Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons, Brain Research, (2006)Mar 17;1078(1):49-59.

Song, Y. L.; Tang, M.; Liu, C. J.; Liang, H. M.; Gao, L. L.; Xi, J. Y.; Hu, X. W.; Luo, H. Y.; Hescheler, J., Different signal molecules involved in the muscarinic modulation of pacemaker current I(f) on the he, Sheng Li Xue Bao 57 (1) 33-38, 2005

Liang, H.M., M. Tang, C.J. Liu, H.Y. Luo, Y.L. Song, X.W. Hu, J.Y. Xi, L.L. Gao, B. Nie, S.Y. Li, L.L. Lai, and J. Hescheler, Muscarinic cholinergic regulation of L-type calcium channel in heart of embryonic mice at different , Acta Pharmacol Sin, 25(11): p. 1450-7., 2004

Song, G. L., M. Tang, C. J. Liu, H. Y. Luo, H. M. Liang, X. W. Hu, J. Y. Xi, L. L. Gao, B. Fleischmann and J. Hescheler (2002). "Developmental changes in functional expression and beta-adrenergic regulation of I(f) in the heart of mouse embryo." Cell Res12(5-6): 385-94

Zhang, Y., H. Luo, S. Liu, Z. Yi, A. Li, X. Hu, C. Liu, M. Tang, L. Liu, Y. Song, and L. Gao, Mechanisms of depressor effect of norepinephrine injected into subnucleus commissuriu of nucleus sol, J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci, 25(3): p. 263-4, 268., 2005 

Courses Taught

1001131Physiology (undergraduate)

1001043Functional Experiment I (undergraduate)

1001064Functional Experiment II (undergraduate)

1409091 Digestive and RenalPhysiology(undergraduate)


1. The mechanisms of excitability of cardiomyecytes and the possible implication in genetic therapy of arrhythmia, Natural Science Foundation of China, 2007-2009

2. The dynamic changes of neuronal excitability and the underlying ionic mechansims of DRG neurons during the transition from acute to chronic pain after nerve injury, Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2014

3. The possible role of hyperpolarisation-activated cation current in the transition from acute to chronic pain after nerve injury, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2012-2013.

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