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Xuecai Ge

Assistant Professor
Location: 
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 260
Lab
Lab Location: 
Science and Engineering 1 Building, Room 253
Education: 
Ph.D., 2009 - Harvard University
B.S., 2000 - Health Science Center, Beijing University
Research Interests: 

The Ge lab is interested in understanding molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and its related diseases. We focus on the developing cerebral cortex and cerebellum, and study how different cell signaling pathways integrate to govern neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. Specifically, we aim to understand: 

  • How signaling pathways are integrated at the cilium, the antenna of the cell, to control cell behaviors;
  • How the molecular signaling pathways interact with each other to control the cell proliferation and cell fate determination in the developing brain; and
  • How to apply what we learn from cultured cells and animal models to clarify the pathogenesis of neural developmental disorders and pediatric brain tumors.
Discipline: 
Molecular Cell Biology
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Group: 
Biomed/Health Sciences
Neurobiology/Neuroscience
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