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Xuecai Ge


Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Harvard University, 2009

Current position

She is a postdoc fellow in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford. Her research focuses on Hedgehog signaling in embryonic development and the associated diseases.


  1. Ge, X., Milenkovic, L., Suyama, K., Hartl, T., Purzner, T., Winans, A., Meyer, T. and Scott, M. P. (2015). Phosphodiesterase 4D acts downstream of Neuropilin to control Hedgehog signal transduction and the growth of medulloblastoma. Elife 4: e07068.   
  2. Frank, C. L., Ge, X., Xie, Z., Zhou, Y. and Tsai, L.-H. (2010). Control of activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) persistence by multisite phosphorylation impacts cell cycle progression and neurogenesis. J Biol Chem 285(43): 33324-33337.
  3. de Anda, F. C., Meletis, K., Ge, X., Rei, D. and Tsai, L.-H. (2010). Centrosome motility is essential for initial axon formation in the neocortex. J Neurosci 30(31): 10391-10406.
  4. Singh, K. K., Ge, X., Mao, Y., Drane, L., Meletis, K., Samuels, B. A. and Tsai, L.-H. (2010). Dixdc1 is a critical regulator of DISC1 and embryonic cortical development. Neuron 67(1): 33-48.
  5. Marin, O., Valiente, M., Ge, X. and Tsai, L. H. (2010). Guiding neuronal cell migrations. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 2(2): a001834.
  6. Ge, X., Frank, C. L., Calderon de Anda, F. and Tsai, L.-H. (2010). Hook3 interacts with PCM1 to regulate pericentriolar material assembly and the timing of neurogenesis. Neuron 65(2): 191-203.
  7. Mao, Y., Ge, X., Frank, C. L., Madison, J. M., Koehler, A. N., Doud, M. K., Tassa, C., Berry, E. M., Soda, T., Singh, K. K., Biechele, T., Petryshen, T. L., Moon, R. T., Haggarty, S. J. and Tsai, L. H. (2009). Disrupted in schizophrenia 1 regulates neuronal progenitor proliferation via modulation of GSK3beta/beta-catenin signaling. Cell 136(6): 1017-1031.
  8. Rawson, J. M., Dimitroff, B., Johnson, K. G., Rawson, J. M., Ge, X., Van Vactor, D. and Selleck, S. B. (2005). The heparan sulfate proteoglycans dally-like and syndecan have distinct functions in axon guidance and visual-system assembly in drosophila. Curr Biol 15(9): 833-838.
  9. Ge, X., Hannan, F., Xie, Z., Feng, C., Tully, T., Zhou, H., Xie, Z. and Zhong, Y. (2004). Notch signaling in Drosophila long-term memory formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101(27): 10172-10176.
Protocols by Xuecai Ge
  1. Immunofluorescence Staining on Mouse Embryonic Brain Sections
  2. In utero Eletroporation of Mouse Embryo Brains