Dr Yong Li

BSc(Guangxi), MSc(Shanxi), PhD(Hokkaido), DipMgt(Northampton)

  • BS8 1TD


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Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in the modulation of nociception by noradrenergic neurons in the pons of the brain. We use viral vectors, antagonists and agonists of receptors to manipulate and activate neurons so as to study their roles in nociceptive signal transmission in the central nerve system. Our study is aimed to shed light on the mechanisms of pain signal processing and how the endogenous analgesic system works. 


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Research Output

  • 9 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)

Locus-coeruleus norepinephrine activity mediates sensory-evoked awakenings from sleep

Hayat, H., Regev, N., Matosevich, N., Sales, A. C., Paredes, E., Krom, A., Bergman, L., Li, Y., Lavigne, M., Kremer, E. J., Yizhar, O., Pickering, A. E. & Nir, Y., 8 Apr 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 5, eaaz4232.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 33 Downloads (Pure)

    Small GTPases in platelet membrane trafficking

    Poole, A., Li, Y., Wersall, A. & Poole, A. W., 2 Jan 2019, In : Platelets. 30, 1, p. 31-40 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    224 Downloads (Pure)

    Abnormal Locus Coeruleus Sleep Activity Alters Sleep Signatures of Memory Consolidation and Impairs Place Cell Stability and Spatial Memory

    Swift, K., Gross, B., Frazer, M., Bauer, D., Clark, K., Vazey, E., Aston-Jones, G., Li, Y., Pickering, A. E., Sara, S. & Poe, G., 19 Nov 2018, In : Current Biology. 28, 22, p. 3599-3609.e4 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    335 Downloads (Pure)


    Hirschberg pTYF-PRS-EGFP-2a-PSAM5HT3

    Hirschberg, S. (Creator), Pickering, A. (Creator), Li, Y. (Contributor) & Pickering, A. E. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 27 Jun 2017