The Mao Lab

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Phosphoinositides (PIs) are a group of phospholipids that are concentrated at cytosolic leaflet of cellular membranes. PIs play essential roles in a broad spectrum of cellular processes including defining intracellular organelle identity, cell signaling, proliferation, cytoskeleton organization, and membrane trafficking. Our lab is particularly interested in the role of PIs in membrane trafficking.

Other the other hand, interference of the temporal and spatial distribution of intracellular PIs often leads to abnormal cellular functions, which has been capitalized by virulent invaders. Along this line, our laboratory are also interested in investigating how the host PI system is exploited by the intracellular bacterial pathogen, Legionella pneumophila.

Yuxin Mao, PhD

Yuxin Mao is an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology (Weill Institute). Dr. Yuxin Mao received a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Nankai University in China and a Ph.D. in Structural Biology from Baylor College of Medicine. He did his postdoctoral research at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology where he was awarded a HHMI postdoctoral fellowship from the Life Sciences Research Foundation.

Yuxin Mao, Ph.D.
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
357 Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202

(607) 255-0783 (office)
(607) 255-7580 (lab)
(607) 255-5961

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