Vice Rector (Research)
Director of Centre of Reproduction, Development and Aging
Interim Dean of Faculty of Business Administration
Interim Director of Research Services and Knowledge Transfer Office
Faculty of Health Sciences
Zebrafish, Reproduction, Aging, Genome Editing and Drug Discovery
By appointment with Ms. Jennifer MAI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My research focuses on functional analysis of the brain-pituitary-ovary axis using zebrafish as the model. Our current interests include: (1) endocrine regulation of reproduction by the reproductive and growth axes; (2) intra-follicular paracrine/autocrine communication network in the ovary; (3) impacts of environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproduction and public health; and (4) zebrafish as a model for aging, human diseases and drug discovery. Our research involves using a variety of techniques in molecular and cell biology, physiology and genetics, including the newly-emerged genome-editing technologies, i.e., TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9.