Associate Professor of School of Life Science

University of Science & Technology of China


Tel: 86-551-63606374




  Research Interests

The effects of Nano-materials on learning and memory 

Selected Publications

1.Gao XY, Yin ST, Tang ML, Chen JT, Yang ZF, Zhang WC, Chen L, Yang B, Li ZF, Zha YY, Ruan DY, Wang M*. Effects of Developmental Exposure to TiO2 Nanoparticleson Synaptic Plasticity in Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus Area: an In Vivo Study in Anesthetized Rats. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011,DOI 10.1007/s12011-011-8990-4.

2.Chen L, Xing TR, Wang M, Miao YY, Tang ML, Chen JT, Li GW, Ruan DY. Local infusion of ghrelin enhanced hippocampal synaptic plasticity and spatial memory through activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase in the dentate gyrus of adult rats. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2011, 33: 266–275.

3.Tang M,Li Z, Chen L, Hu Y, Yang B, Ruan DY, Wang M*. The effect of quantum dots on synaptic transmission and plasticity in the hippocampal dentate gyrus area of anesthetized rats. Biomaterials. 2009,30: 4948-4955.

4.Tang M, Wang M, Xing T, Zeng J, Wang H, Ruan DY. Mechanisms of unmodified CdSe quantum dot-induced elevation of cytoplasmic calcium levels in primary cultures of rat hippocampal neurons. Biomaterials. 2008, 29(33): 4383-91.

5.Luo L, Chen WH, Wang M, Yu SS, and Ruan DY. Modulation of long-term potentiation by individual subtypes of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor in the rat dentate gyrus. Hippocampus. 2008, 18 (10): 989-995.

6.Wang M, Chen WH, Zhu DM, She JQ, and Ruan DY. Effects of carbachol on lead-induced impairment of the long-term potentiation/depotentiation in rat dentate gyrus in vivo. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2007, 45: 412-418.

7.Yu SS, Wang M, Li XM, Chen WH, Chen JT, Wang HL and Ruan DY. Influence of different developmental periods of taurine supplements on synaptic plasticity in hippocampal CA1 area of rats following prenatal and perinatal lead exposure.BMC Dev. Biol. 2007, 7: 51.

8.Chen WH, Wang M, Yu SS, Su L, Zhu DM, She JQ, Cao XJ and Ruan DY. Clioquinol and vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) synergistically rescue the lead-induced impairments of synaptic plasticity in hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) area of the anaesthetized rats in vivo. Neuroscience. 2007, 147(3): 853-64.