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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

RUI TAO, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science


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CONTACT
rtao@health.fau.edu
Tel. (561) 297-0713

 
 

 

Rui Tao, D.V.M., Ph.D., is an associate professor of biomedical science.

 

 

  • 1984: DVM, Anhui Agricultural College, Anhui, China
  • 1987: M.Sc. Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • 2000: Ph.D., Physiology and Neurobiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ/ University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 2008-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2008-2011: Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • 2004-2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2004-2008: Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • 2002-2004: Instructor, Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  • 2000-2001: Research Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1999-2000: Research Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1998-1999: Teaching Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1995-1998: Research Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

  • Tao, R., Shokry, I.M., Callanan, J.J., Adams, H.D., Ma, Z. (2015). Mechanisms and environmental factors that underlying the intensification of 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy)-induced serotonin syndrome in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 232(7), 245-60.
  • Gharibani, P., Modi, J., Menzie, J., Alexandrescu, A., Ma, Z., Tao, R., Prentice, H.. & Wu, J. Y. (2015). Comparison between single and combined post-treatment with S-Methyl-N, Ndiethylthiocarbamate sulfoxide (DETC-MeSO) and taurine following transient focal cerebral ischemia in rat brain. Neuroscience, 300, 460-473.
  • Zhiyuan Ma, Robert E. Strecker, James T. McKenna, Mahesh M. Thakkar, Robert W. McCarley and Rui Tao. Effects of nicotine and dimethylphenylpiperazinium on extracellular 5-HT in the dorsal raphe and nucleus accumbens of freely behaving rats. Submitted to Neurosicence, 2004,
  • Tao, R., Karnik M, Ma Z, Auerbach SB. Effect of fentanyl on 5-HT efflux involves both opioid and 5-HT1A receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology 139:1498-1504, 2003.
  • Tao, R., Auerbach, S.B. Influence of Inhibitory and Excitatory Inputs on Serotonin Efflux Differs in the Dorsal and Median Raphe Nuclei. Brain Research 961:109-120, 2003.
  • Tao, R., Auerbach, S.B. GABAergic and glutamatergic afferents in the dorsal raphe nucleus mediate morphine-induced increase in serotonin efflux in the rat CSN. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 303:704-710, 2002.
  • Tao, R., Auerbach, S.B. Opioid Receptor Subtypes Differentially Modulate Serotonin Efflux inthe Rat CNS. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 302:549-556, 2002.
  • Tao, R., Fray, A., Aspley, S., Brammer, R., Heal, D., Auerbach, S. Effects on serotonin in rat hypothalamus of d-fenfluramine, aminorex, phentermine and fluocetine. European Journal of Pharmacology 445: 69-81, 2002.

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Research Interests

  • Pharmacology of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in midbrain raphe and forebrain
  • 5-HT and related effective disorders (such as depression, anxiety)
  • Dorsal and median raphe neural circuitry including afferents and interneurons
  • Physiology of opioidergic systerms (neurons, ligands and receptors)
  • Role of opioids in the regulation of 5-HT release
  • Relationship between exercise, 5-HT and opioid abuse
  • The role of GABA and glutamate in opioid addiction


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