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Yi, Rui Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Mammalian skin and its appendages function as the outermost barrier of the body to protect inner organs from environmental hazards and keep essential fluid within. We are interested in the elucidation of gene expression regulatory networks controlled by transcription factors and miRNAs among others in mammalian skin development, stem cells and cancer. Specifically, we are developing research programs in the following areas: identify and study gene expression regulatory networks in different skin lineages and skin cancer; investigation of individual gene functions with combinatorial approaches in mouse genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and large scale genomic tools; elucidating the molecular mechanisms of gene functions by systematically identifying their physiological targets; exploring potential roles of other regulatory RNAs and proteins in mammalian skin. Our goal is to manipulate skin stem cells for regenerative medicine and discover new treatment for human skin diseases.

keywords

  • Genomic regulation of gene expression, stem cells, developmental biology, RNA biology, mouse genetics, genomic tools, cancer biology

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 4980 Honors Research (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 4990 Honors Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 4615 Biology of Stem Cells (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 4980 Honors Research (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 5615 Biology of Stem Cells (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • MCDB 4840 Upper-Division Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 4980 Honors Research (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 4990 Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 7840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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