Associate Professor with Tenure |School of Life Sciences, Department of Biology
Dr. Ji is currently an associate professor with tenure at Department of Biology, School of Life Sciences. He also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Shude College. Dr. Ji has mainly focused on developmental neurobiology. He is primarily interested in elucidating mechanisms regulating neuronal development by different signal pathways including retrograde signals derived from target tissues of axon. He also made progresses on studying the roles of local protein synthesis in axons and mRNA modification during neuronal development.
Novel mechanisms regulating neural development and functions:
◆ mRNA modification
◆ Local mRNA translation in axons
◆ Retrograde signaling from axonal terminal to soma
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (Graduate)