Education

Undergraduate
Fudan University - China (1992), Genetics
Graduate School
Fudan University - China (1995), Genetics
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2001), Molecular Biology

Research Interest

  • Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in neural development and autistic disorders
  • Epigenetic regulation of Sonic hedgehog signaling in development and cancers
  • Transcription regulation of neuronal synapse development and plasticity

Publications

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The BAF complex interacts with Pax6 in adult neural progenitors to establish a neurogenic cross-regulatory transcriptional network.
Ninkovic J, Steiner-Mezzadri A, Jawerka M, Akinci U, Masserdotti G, Petricca S, Fischer J, von Holst A, Beckers J, Lie CD, Petrik D, Miller E, Tang J, Wu J, Lefebvre V, Demmers J, Eisch A, Metzger D, Crabtree G, Irmler M, Poot R, Götz M Cell Stem Cell 2013 Oct 13 4 403-18

Honors & Awards

  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar
    (2013)
  • Basil O’Connor starter scholar
    (2010)
  • Whitehall Foundation award
    (2010)
  • Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008)