|Education||B.S. - Zhejiang University
Ph. D. - University of South Carolina, Columbia
The Reeves Lab
Awards and Honors
Elise Taber Graduate Fellowship, University of South Carolina (2012)
Elucidate the role of sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling in the brain development of Down syndrome. Particularly, with genetic engineering and pharmacological tools, compare Shh-stimulation in cerebellum or hippocampus to localize hedgehog-mediated improvements in learning & memory in mouse/rat models for Down syndrome.
Gao, F. J., Hebbar, S., Gao, X. A., Alexander, M., Pandey, J. P., Walla, M. D., Cotham, W. E., King, S. J. and Smith, D. S. (2015), GSK-3β Phosphorylation of Cytoplasmic Dynein Reduces Ndel1 Binding to Intermediate Chains and Alters Dynein Motility. Traffic, 16: 941–961.