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Xin Li

 

Xin Li
Graduate Student
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
4621 MRBII
Nashville, TN 37232
xin.li@vanderbilt.edu

Education:
B.S. Biotechnology, East China Normal University 2004

Research Interests: 
Xin Li is studying the potential dual roles of Adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (Adhesion GPCR) in early zebrafish development. Adhesion GPCRs are chimeras of seven-transmembrane receptors and adhesion molecules, and therefore they possess the potential to mediate signaling and cellular adhesion. Even though the functions of most Adhesion-GPCRs during embryogenesis remain uncharacterized, literature and my preliminary data suggest that at least half of Adhesion GPCRs are expressed during early zebrafish development. My goal in this study is to identify Adhesion GPCR genes expressed during early zebrafish development and to uncover their functions in the process

Publications:
Xin Li, Heidi Hamm, Lilianna Solnica-Krezel. Structural basis of adhesion during gastrulation and brain morphogenesis. Vanderbilt Reviews Neuroscience. Vol 1, May 2005

Xin Li, Changsheng Fan and et al. Phenylalanine synthesis by coupling tyrB-aspA expression in Escherichia coli. Journal of Fudan University. 2005

 

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