Huanxiang Zhang

Title: Conversion of Reactive Astrocytes to Neuronal Cells by NEDD9


Prof. Huanxiang Zhang has completed his PhD.D from Beijing Normal University, China and postdoctoral studies from Geneva University School of Medicine, Switzerland. He is now working in the Department of Cell Biology, Medical College of Soochow University, China. His research focuses on the control of the directed migration and differentiation of stem cells, including neural stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells and embryonic stem cells, and tissue engineering, especially the interaction between stem cells and the silk fibroid scaffolds with a variety of physical and chemical properties. Recently, his group demonstrated the close relationship between the chemo-tactic migration of stem cells and their differentiation states, the trans differentiation of erythrocytes to neural stem/progenitor cells or neurons, and further systematically studied the underlying mechanisms, thereby shedding light on optimization of the therapeutic potential of stem cells to be employed for tissue regeneration after injury.

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