Dept. of Ophthalmology, Assistant Professor (primary) University of Pittsburgh
Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Assistant Professor (secondary) University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Wei received his baccalaureate degree from Northeast Normal University, in Changchun, China; his masters at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing China; and his PhD from SUNY/Buffalo.
- Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award 2004-2008
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary CMRF Research Grant 2004
- Postdoctoral Training Grant, Harvard Medical School, 1999
- X. Yang, J. Zou, D. Hyde, L. Davidson, and X. Wei (2009) Stepwise maturation of apicobasal polarity of the neuroepithelium is essential for vertebrate neurulation. Journal of Neuroscience. 29:11426-11440. Highlighted by a journal commentary: Premature Lin7c Expression Produces Multiaxial Mirror Symmetry. J. Neuroscience. This Week in the Journal, 29(37): i.i.
- Q. Bai, X. Wei, and EA. Burton (2009) Expression of a 12kb promoter element derived from the zebrafish enolase-2 gene in the zebrafish visual system. Neuroscience Letter. 449(3):252-7.
- J. Zou, X. Yang, and X. Wei (2009) Ponli, a novel MAGUK-family protein, localizes restrictively to the inner segment interface areas between green, red, and blue cones in zebrafish. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.