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    Huizhong Tao, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Cell & Neurobiology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentZilkha Neurogenetic Institute
    AddressZNI 319 1501 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 2426

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      1. Wang D, Wang F, Shi KH, Tao H, Li Y, Zhao R, Lu H, Duan W, Qiao B, Zhao SM, Wang H, Zhao JY. Lower Circulating Folate Induced by a Fidgetin Intronic Variant is Associated with Reduced Congenital Heart Disease Susceptibility. Circulation. 2017 Mar 16..
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      2. Zingg B, Chou XL, Zhang ZG, Mesik L, Liang F, Tao HW, Zhang LI. AAV-Mediated Anterograde Transsynaptic Tagging: Mapping Corticocollicular Input-Defined Neural Pathways for Defense Behaviors. Neuron. 2016 Dec 14..
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      3. Xu Q, Zhang L, Hao C, Jiang W, Tao H, Sun H, Huang L, Zhou J, Fan L. Prediction of Bronchial Mucus Plugs Formation in Patients with Refractory Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia. J Trop Pediatr. 2016 Sep 28..
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      4. Kim YJ, Wang SZ, Tymanskyj S, Ma L, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Dcc Mediates Functional Assembly of Peripheral Auditory Circuits. Sci Rep. 2016; 6:23799..
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      5. Ibrahim LA, Mesik L, Ji XY, Fang Q, Li HF, Li YT, Zingg B, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Cross-Modality Sharpening of Visual Cortical Processing through Layer-1-Mediated Inhibition and Disinhibition. Neuron. 2016 Mar 2; 89(5):1031-45..
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      6. Li YT, Liu BH, Chou XL, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Synaptic Basis for Differential Orientation Selectivity between Complex and Simple Cells in Mouse Visual Cortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 5; 35(31):11081-93..
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      7. Kim YJ, Ibrahim LA, Wang SZ, Yuan W, Evgrafov OV, Knowles JA, Wang K, Tao HW, Zhang LI. EphA7 regulates spiral ganglion innervation of cochlear hair cells. Dev Neurobiol. 2016 Apr; 76(4):452-69..
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      8. Xiong XR, Liang F, Zingg B, Ji XY, Ibrahim LA, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Auditory cortex controls sound-driven innate defense behaviour through corticofugal projections to inferior colliculus. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:7224..
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      9. Mesik L, Ma WP, Li LY, Ibrahim LA, Huang ZJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Functional response properties of VIP-expressing inhibitory neurons in mouse visual and auditory cortex. Front Neural Circuits. 2015; 9:22..
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      10. Ji XY, Zingg B, Mesik L, Xiao Z, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Thalamocortical Innervation Pattern in Mouse Auditory and Visual Cortex: Laminar and Cell-Type Specificity. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Jun; 26(6):2612-25..
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      11. Liang F, Xiong XR, Zingg B, Ji XY, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Sensory Cortical Control of a Visually Induced Arrest Behavior via Corticotectal Projections. Neuron. 2015 May 6; 86(3):755-67..
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      12. Zhou M, Li YT, Yuan W, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Synaptic mechanisms for generating temporal diversity of auditory representation in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Mar 1; 113(5):1358-68..
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      13. Liang F, Bai L, Tao HW, Zhang LI, Xiao Z. Thresholding of auditory cortical representation by background noise. Front Neural Circuits. 2014; 8:133..
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      14. Li LY, Ji XY, Liang F, Li YT, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. A feedforward inhibitory circuit mediates lateral refinement of sensory representation in upper layer 2/3 of mouse primary auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 8; 34(41):13670-83..
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      15. Tao HW, Li YT, Zhang LI. Formation of excitation-inhibition balance: inhibition listens and changes its tune. Trends Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 37(10):528-30..
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      16. Zhou M, Liang F, Xiong XR, Li L, Li H, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Scaling down of balanced excitation and inhibition by active behavioral states in auditory cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 17(6):841-50..
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      17. Li YT, Liu BH, Chou XL, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Strengthening of Direction Selectivity by Broadly Tuned and Spatiotemporally Slightly Offset Inhibition in Mouse Visual Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Sep; 25(9):2466-77..
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      18. Li YT, Chou XL, Tao HW. Monocular Deprivation in Mice. Bio Protoc. 2014 Jan 20; 4(2)..
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      19. Li LY, Xiong XR, Ibrahim LA, Yuan W, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Differential Receptive Field Properties of Parvalbumin and Somatostatin Inhibitory Neurons in Mouse Auditory Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jul; 25(7):1782-91..
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      20. Ma C, Li J, Tao H, Lei B, Li Y, Tong K, Zhang X, Guan K, Shi Y, Li F. Discovery of two potential DAZL gene markers for sperm quality in boars by population association studies. Anim Reprod Sci. 2013 Dec; 143(1-4):97-101..
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      21. Xiong XR, Liang F, Li H, Mesik L, Zhang KK, Polley DB, Tao HW, Xiao Z, Zhang LI. Interaural level difference-dependent gain control and synaptic scaling underlying binaural computation. Neuron. 2013 Aug 21; 79(4):738-53..
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      22. Li YT, Ibrahim LA, Liu BH, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Linear transformation of thalamocortical input by intracortical excitation. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1324-30..
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      23. Li LY, Li YT, Zhou M, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Intracortical multiplication of thalamocortical signals in mouse auditory cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1179-81..
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      24. Wang SZ, Ibrahim LA, Kim YJ, Gibson DA, Leung HC, Yuan W, Zhang KK, Tao HW, Ma L, Zhang LI. Slit/Robo signaling mediates spatial positioning of spiral ganglion neurons during development of cochlear innervation. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 24; 33(30):12242-54..
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      25. Ma WP, Li YT, Tao HW. Downregulation of cortical inhibition mediates ocular dominance plasticity during the critical period. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 3; 33(27):11276-80..
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      26. Sun YJ, Kim YJ, Ibrahim LA, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Synaptic mechanisms underlying functional dichotomy between intrinsic-bursting and regular-spiking neurons in auditory cortical layer 5. J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 20; 33(12):5326-39..
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      27. Li Y, Mei S, Zhang X, Peng X, Liu G, Tao H, Wu H, Jiang S, Xiong Y, Li F. Identification of genome-wide copy number variations among diverse pig breeds by array CGH. BMC Genomics. 2012; 13:725..
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      28. Zhou M, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Generation of intensity selectivity by differential synaptic tuning: fast-saturating excitation but slow-saturating inhibition. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12; 32(50):18068-78..
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      29. Li YT, Ma WP, Li LY, Ibrahim LA, Wang SZ, Tao HW. Broadening of inhibitory tuning underlies contrast-dependent sharpening of orientation selectivity in mouse visual cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 14; 32(46):16466-77..
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      30. Zhou Y, Mesik L, Sun YJ, Liang F, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Generation of spike latency tuning by thalamocortical circuits in auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 18; 32(29):9969-80..
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      31. Li YT, Ma WP, Pan CJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Broadening of cortical inhibition mediates developmental sharpening of orientation selectivity. J Neurosci. 2012 Mar 21; 32(12):3981-91..
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      32. Zhang LI, Zhou Y, Tao HW. Perspectives on: information and coding in mammalian sensory physiology: inhibitory synaptic mechanisms underlying functional diversity in auditory cortex. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Sep; 138(3):311-20..
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      33. Liu BH, Li YT, Ma WP, Pan CJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Broad inhibition sharpens orientation selectivity by expanding input dynamic range in mouse simple cells. Neuron. 2011 Aug 11; 71(3):542-54..
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      34. Wu GK, Tao HW, Zhang LI. From elementary synaptic circuits to information processing in primary auditory cortex. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Nov; 35(10):2094-104..
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      35. Zhang M, Liu Y, Wang SZ, Zhong W, Liu BH, Tao HW. Functional elimination of excitatory feedforward inputs underlies developmental refinement of visual receptive fields in zebrafish. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 6; 31(14):5460-9..
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      36. Ma WP, Liu BH, Li YT, Huang ZJ, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Visual representations by cortical somatostatin inhibitory neurons--selective but with weak and delayed responses. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 27; 30(43):14371-9..
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      37. Sun YJ, Wu GK, Liu BH, Li P, Zhou M, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Fine-tuning of pre-balanced excitation and inhibition during auditory cortical development. Nature. 2010 Jun 17; 465(7300):927-31..
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      38. Zhou Y, Liu BH, Wu GK, Kim YJ, Xiao Z, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Preceding inhibition silences layer 6 neurons in auditory cortex. Neuron. 2010 Mar 11; 65(5):706-17..
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      39. Liu BH, Li P, Sun YJ, Li YT, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Intervening inhibition underlies simple-cell receptive field structure in visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 13(1):89-96..
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      40. Wang SZ, Tao HW. History matters: illuminating metaplasticity in the developing brain. Neuron. 2009 Oct 29; 64(2):155-7..
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      41. Liu BH, Li P, Li YT, Sun YJ, Yanagawa Y, Obata K, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Visual receptive field structure of cortical inhibitory neurons revealed by two-photon imaging guided recording. J Neurosci. 2009 Aug 26; 29(34):10520-32..
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      42. Wang SZ, Liu BH, Tao HW, Xia K, Zhang LI. A genetic strategy for stochastic gene activation with regulated sparseness (STARS). PLoS One. 2009; 4(1):e4200..
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      43. Wu GK, Arbuckle R, Liu BH, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Lateral sharpening of cortical frequency tuning by approximately balanced inhibition. Neuron. 2008 Apr 10; 58(1):132-43..
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      44. Liu BH, Wu GK, Arbuckle R, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Defining cortical frequency tuning with recurrent excitatory circuitry. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Dec; 10(12):1594-600..
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      45. Liu Y, Zhang LI, Tao HW. Heterosynaptic scaling of developing GABAergic synapses: dependence on glutamatergic input and developmental stage. J Neurosci. 2007 May 16; 27(20):5301-12..
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      46. Wu GK, Li P, Tao HW, Zhang LI. Nonmonotonic synaptic excitation and imbalanced inhibition underlying cortical intensity tuning. Neuron. 2006 Nov 22; 52(4):705-15..
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      47. Tao HW, Poo MM. Activity-dependent matching of excitatory and inhibitory inputs during refinement of visual receptive fields. Neuron. 2005 Mar 24; 45(6):829-36..
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      48. Zhou Q, Tao HW, Poo MM. Reversal and stabilization of synaptic modifications in a developing visual system. Science. 2003 Jun 20; 300(5627):1953-7..
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      49. Engert F, Tao HW, Zhang LI, Poo MM. Moving visual stimuli rapidly induce direction sensitivity of developing tectal neurons. Nature. 2002 Oct 3; 419(6906):470-5..
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