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ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series: Dr. Weiguo Zou, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 23 Jan 2021
  • 9:00 PM (EST)

ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series

Molecular Mechanisms of Bone Development, Remodeling and Related Diseases

Presented by Weiguo Zou, Ph.D.

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

When: January 23, 2021 (Saturday) 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

January 23, 2020 (Saturday) 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

2021124日(星期日)北京时间上午10:00 (中国)

January 24, 2021 (Sunday) 10:00 AM Perth (Australia - Western Australia)

January 24, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00 PM Sydney (Australia - New South Wales)

Where: click here to view the recorded webinar.

Short Biography: Dr. Zou received his PhD in 2003 from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2009, he was selected as a Yerby Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and in 2012, he was offered Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions at Cornell University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. In August 2012, Dr. Zou returned Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology as a PI.

Dr. Zou’s research interests focus on systemically discovering the molecular and genetic mechanisms that govern bone development and bone remodeling. The approaches employed in the laboratory include in vitro biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and in vivo animal study. He has revealed important role of protein ubiquitination modifications (Nat Cell Biol 2011, Mol Cell 2011, Cell Res 2016, Nat Commun 2017) and epigenetic regulations (Bone Res 2018, Sci Adv 2020) in bone development and remodeling, and discovered several key molecules affecting RUNX2 activity (J Clin Invest 2011, J Exp Med 2013, Nat Commun 2016, Cell Death Differ 2017, Sci Adv 2020). Recently, Dr. Zou’s group has identified Ctsk-Cre could label a subpopulation of periosteal progenitor cells (J Clin Invest 2019) and a subpopulation of tendon-derived progenitor cells (TDPCs) (J Clin Invest 2020), and demonstrated that the mechanical sensing protein PIEZO1 regulated bone homeostasis via osteoblast-osteoclast crosstalk (Nat Commun 2020).

This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Xu Cao, Lee Riley Professor and Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Johns Hopkins University.

If you are not able to attend ICMRS webinars, you are welcome to click here for recorded videos from ICMRS Scientific Frontier Webinar Series.

For more information, please contact:

Jean Jiang, PhD

Chair, Education Committee, ICMRS

Professor and Zachry Distinguished University Chair

Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Email: icmrs@icmrs.net

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