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Junhao Mao, PhD

Research Focus - Developmental Signaling Pathways in Cancers

  • Elucidation of Hippo-YAP signaling in gastrointestinal homeostasis and tumorigenesis
  • Characterization of molecular and genetic control of intestinal stem cells/progenitors
  • Mouse modeling of human hamartomatous polyposis syndromes
  • Development of novel animal models of uveal melanoma
  • Exploration of TEAD-mediated transcriptional regulation in neuroblastoma

Representative Publication

Cotton JL, Li Q, Ma L, et al. YAP/TAZ and Hedgehog coordinate growth and patterning in gastrointestinal mesenchyme. Dev Cell. 2017;43(1):35-47.

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