1. Watch William present his research lecture at DDW 2024. Presentation titled “CHARACTERIZING AND IDENTIFYING ANTI-INFLAMMATORY WHEAT ARABINOXYLAN-DERIVED BACTEROIDES INTESTINALIS METABOLITES TO TREAT INFLAMMATORY DISEASES” located at room 103 AB room of Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 3:12 PM to 3:24 PM.
  2. Congratulations to Yuexi for passing her preliminary exam Spring 2024.
  3. Congratulations to William and Yuexi for winning the CB departmental travel awards to attend DDW for 2024.
  4. Congratulations to William for passing his MS thesis defense in Spring 2024.
  5. Congratulations to Yuexi for passing her qualifying exam in Fall 2023.
  6. Congratulations to Yuexi for receiving the CB Block Grant for the Spring semester of 2023.
  7. Congratulations to Emily for winning the NIH Summer Internship Program Award for summer 2023.
  8. Congratulations to William for becoming finalist for the 8th Research Live! Competition of the graduate college in 2023.
  9. Congratulations to William for winning Outstanding Poster Presentation award at the FASEB Gastrointestinal Tract XX conference at Steamboat Springs, Colorado 2022.


  1. Chembazhi UV, Tung WS, Hwang H, Wang Y, Lalwani A, Nguyen KL, Bangru S, Yee D, Chin K, Yang J, Kalsotra A, Mei W. PTBP1 controls intestinal epithelial regeneration through post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Nucleic Acids Res. 2023 Mar 21;51(5):2397-2414. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkad042. PMID: 36744439; PMCID: PMC10018364.
  2. Chiu K, Warner G, Nowak RA, Flaws JA, Mei W. The impact of environmental chemicals on the gut microbiome. Toxicological Sciences. 2020; kfaa065. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfaa065
  3. Hwang H, Jin Z, Krishnamurthy VV, Saha A, Klein PS, Garcia B, Mei W, King ML, Zhang K, Yang J. Novel functions of the ubiquitin-independent proteasome system in regulatingXenopus germline development. Development. 2019;146(8): dev172700.
  4. Jin, Z., Liang, F., Yang, J. & Mei, W. hnRNP I regulates neonatal immune adaptation and prevents colitis and colorectal cancer. PLoS genetics. 2017; 13(3):e1006672.
  5. Krishnamurthy VV, Turgeon AJ, Khamo JS, Mondal P, Sharum SR, Mei W, Yang J, Zhang K. Light-mediated Reversible Modulation of the Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase Pathway during Cell Differentiation and Xenopus Embryonic Development. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017;(124):55823.
  6. Krishnamurthy VV, Khamo JS, Mei W, Turgeon AJ, Ashraf HM, Mondal P, Patel DB, Risner N, Cho EE, Yang J, Zhang K. Reversible optogenetic control of kinase activity during differentiation and embryonic development. Development. 2016;143(21):4085-4094.
  7. Jin Z, Schwend T, Fu J, Bao Z, Liang J, Zhao H, Mei W, Yang J. Members of the Rusc protein family interact with Sufu and inhibit vertebrate Hedgehog signaling. Development. 2016;143(21):3944-3955.
  8. Oakley OR, Kim KJ, Lin PC, Barakat R, Cacioppo JA, Li Z, Whitaker A, Chung KC, Mei W, Ko C. Estradiol Synthesis in Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue: Leukocyte Regulation by a Sexually Monomorphic System. Endocrinology. 2016;157(12):4579-4587.
  9. Jin Z, Chung JW, Mei W, Strack S, He C, Lau GW, Yang J. Regulation of nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling and function of Family with sequence similarity 13, member A (Fam13a), by B56-containing PP2As and Akt. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2015;26(6):1160-73.
  10. Mei W, Jin Z, Lai F, Schwend T, Houston DW, King ML, Yang J. Maternal Dead-End1 is required for vegetal cortical microtubule assembly during Xenopus axis specification. Development. 2013;140(11):2334-44.
  11. Jin Z, Mei W, Strack S, Jia J, Yang J. The antagonistic action of B56-containing protein phosphatase 2As and casein kinase 2 controls the phosphorylation and Gli turnover function of Daz interacting protein 1. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2011;286(42):36171-9.
  12. Wallace LM, Garwick SE, Mei W, Belayew A, Coppee F, Ladner KJ, Guttridge D, Yang J, Harper SQ. DUX4, a candidate gene for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, causes p53-dependent myopathy in vivo. Annals of neurology. 2011; 69(3): 540-52.
  13. Yang J, Chan C, Jiang B, Yu X, Zhu G, Chen Y, Barnard J, Mei W. hnRNP I inhibits Notch signaling and regulates intestinal epithelial homeostasis in the zebrafish. PLoS Genetics. 2009; 5(2): e1000363.
  14. Mei W, Lee KW, Marlow FL, Miller AL, Mullins MC. hnRNP I is required to generate the Ca2+ signal that causes egg activation in zebrafish. Development. 2009; 136(17): 3007-17.