Dongmei Wang
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology

Gold Room A218

The skin epithelium is a membrane that covers both internal and external parts of the body and performs important functions, such as protection, producing secretions, and aiding in assimilation.  Skin epithelium is constantly undergoing a process of self-renewal, producing large volume of skin stem cells that makes it possible for researchers to isolate enough stem cells for gene profiling and other analysis. I am interested in using engineered mouse models as well as high throughput sequencing based technologies, such as CRISPR mediated screening, ATACseq, RNAseq, ChIPseq to study the functions of microRNAs, transcription factors and epigenetic regulatory genes in skin epithelium development and skin cancer.