Research areas include mammalian oocyte maturation and activation, preimplantation embryo development, micromanipulation and animal model generation.
Current research in my laboratory aims at: 1) understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying mammalian oocyte meiosis, activation, and aging; 2) discovering novel genes, factors, and signaling pathways that are functionally required during mammalian preimplantation embryo development; 3) creating animal models of human genetic diseases using knock-out, knock-in, and transgenesis strategies.
Learn more at www.vasci.umass.edu/research-faculty/wei-cui
- Postdoctoral Training, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014-2017
- Postdoctoral Training, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2013-2014
- Ph.D, Shandong Agricultural University, China, 2013