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Xuecai Ge

Xuecai Ge
Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Unit: 
Molecular and Cell Biology
Bio: 
We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and its related diseases, focusing on the primary cilium, an antenna-like structure that protrudes from most cells of our body. By studying the cell signaling stemming from the primary cilium, we aim to gain insight into the molecular pathways that dictate brain development, and how signaling errors lead to developmental disorders, birth defects, and pediatric brain tumors.
Research Program: 
Cell signaling in neural development, brain tumors and neurological disorders
QSB Emphasis Areas: 
Molecular Systems Biology
Cellular Systems Biology