The Weng lab is interested in understanding how the regenerative capacity in multicellular organisms is governed in the nervous system after injury. We use combinatorial approaches including next-generation sequencing, molecular biology and fluorescence imaging to study the interaction between neural repair and human pathologies at different stages of development.

In particular, we are interested in the m6A epitranscriptomic mechanisms regulating RNA trafficking, localization, and translation, as well as how dysfunction of these mechanisms could be linked to brain disorders. The long-term goal is to use knowledge obtained from these analyses to guide therapeutic approaches for treatment of injuries, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases.

Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and future objectives, and a list of three references to Yi Lan Weng, PhD, at yweng@houstonmethodist.org.

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