Affilation: Stanford University, China
Journal Associated: Journal of Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders
Deng Min, M.D., PhD, focuses primarily on neurodegenerative diseases, especially on motor neuron diseases. My research is supported by national research grants, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Doctoral Projects of the Ministry of Education, Natural Science Foundation of Beijing and Science and Technology new star of Beijing. I have published over 10 scientific articles as the first or correspongding author including published in Nature Genetics. I have received a series of awards in recognition of my research achievements, including Science and Technology new star of Beijing, outstanding young scholars of Peking University Health Center, Excellent scientific research personal of Peking University Third Hospital, the Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award, and Scientific and Technological Progress Award of the ministry of education.
I had systematically trained in basic knowledge and techniques of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, construction of retrovirus, transfer gene, animal fracture models, molecular immunology and so on during my graduate student for master and doctor degree, 7 especially on genetics of motor neuron diseases and induced pluripotent stem cells. I generated induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with neurodegenerative disease through viral- and nonviral-vectors, differentiated iPS and hES cells into motor neurons, performed neuron cell culture from mouse hippocampous and cortex, prepared lentiviral particles in HEK293Tcells, infect lentivirus in cultured neurons, got preliminary knowledge in mouse stereotaxic injections. I also learnt molecular and cell biology works such as immunostaining, western blotting, cell binding assay, cell adhesion assay, DNA purification, DNA cloning, neuron microculture on astrocytes islands, vesicles trafficking, Transgenic mouse breeding, Patch Clamp in Cardiomyocytes, GWAS and exome sequencing, data analysis, etc.
Neurodegenerative diseases; cell biology; molecular biology; genetics; pharmacology; construction of retrovirus; transfer gene; animal fracture models; molecular immunology