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22Wei.jpg Xiangyun Wei, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Developmental Biology
Retinal Development Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue, Room 5060
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-5845
Email: weix@upmc.edu
Fax: 412-647-5880
 
bullet point  Research Interests
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Retinal Development Laboratory

 
bullet point  Education
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University of Notre Dame
Post-doc
2002-2003
Developmental biology.

Harvard Medical School/MEEI, Boston
Post-doc
1998-2002
Developmental biology

SUNY/Buffalo
Ph.D.
1993-1998
Cell Biology
 
bullet point  Academic Affiliation
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Department of Ophthalmology,
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,

Department of Developmental Biology,
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
 
bullet point  Publications
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Selected Publications

J. Zou, X. Wang, and X. Wei (2012) Crb apical polarity proteins maintain zebrafish retinal cone mosaics via intercellular binding of their extracellular domains. Developmental Cell. May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

J. Zou, X. Yang, and X. Wei (2010) Restricted Localization of Ponli, a Novel Zebrafish MAGUK-Family Protein, to the Inner Segment Interface Areas between Green, Red, and Blue Cones. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 51 (3): 1738-1746.

X. Yang, J. Zou, D. Hyde, L. Davidson, and X. Wei (2009) Stepwise maturation of apicobasal polarity of the neuroepithelium is essential for vertebrate neurulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 29:11426-11440.

J. Zou, K. Lathrop, M. Sun, X. Wei (2008) Intact RPE maintained by Nok is essential for retinal epithelial polarity and cellular patterning in zebrafish. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(50):13684 13695.

X. Wei, C. Yan, Y. Luo, X. Shi, S. Nelson, and D. Hyde. (2004). The zebrafish Par-3 homolog is required for separation of the eye fields and retinal lamination, but not neuronal specification. Developmental Biology. 269:286-301.

X. Wei and J. Malicki. (2002). nagie oko, encoding a MAGUK-family protein, is essential for cellular patterning of the retina. Nature Genetics. 31, 150-157.

X. Wei, S. Somanathan, J. Samarabandu and R. Berezney. (1999). Three-dimensional visualization of transcription sites and their association with splicing factor-rich nuclear speckles. Journal of Cell Biology 146: 543-558.

X. Wei, J. Samarabandu, R.S. Devdhar, A. Siegel. R. Acharya, R. Berezney. (1998) Segregation of transcription and replication sites into higher order domains. Science. 281: 1502-1505.

 
bullet point  Grants
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NIH RO1 EY016099
PI: Xiangyun Wei
Sept 30, 2005 - Aug 31, 2013

Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award
PI: Xiangyun Wei
2011
 
 
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