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Junhao Mao received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rochester in 2002. He did his postdoctoral research at Harvard University from 2003 to 2008, where he was supported by the fellowships from Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and Charles A. King Trust. He joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School in fall 2008. Dr. Mao was also a recipient of the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award in 2009 and the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award in 2011. 

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My lab is interested in investigating the signaling mechanisms that underlie organogenesis and tumorigenesis of the gastrointestinal tract.  Our work is focused on several key developmental pathways including Hedgehog, Hippo and Wnt signaling.  We use a combination of transgenic mouse models and cellular approaches to dissect their roles in stem cell/progenitor self-renewal and differentiation, epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, and understand how dysregulation of these pathways contributes to gastrointestinal tumor initiation and progression.

 

 

 

 


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