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Moxi Zhou, B.S.

Post-baccalaureate IRTA |

Moxi received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester in 2012. During her undergraduate period, she worked at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute on a project pertaining to opioid receptors and breathing in rats. In the later years, she helped with a concussion study and shadowed numerous neuropsychologists, and her interests quickly diverged to the brain as she changed to her current major. After a summer NSF research program at New York University where she tested conducted and tested subjects in perceptual flanker tasks, she wanted to further her knowledge and applied to her current position at NIDA in 2012.


  • Zhang Z, Zhang C, Zhou M, and Xu F. (2012). Activation of opioid μ-receptors, but not δ- or κ-receptors, switches pulmonary C-fiber-mediated rapid shallow breathing into an apnea in anesthetized rats. Respir Physiol Neurobiol 183(3): 211-217.
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