U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kai Ge
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-451-1998
Email: kai.ge@nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Postdoctoral FellowThe Rockefeller University2000–2003
  • Postdoctoral FellowThe Wistar Institute1997–2000
  • Ph.D.Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences1997
  • B.S.Fudan University1992
 

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    Specialties
    • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
    • Chromosome Biology/Epigenetics
    • Developmental Biology
    • Genetics/Genomics
    • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
    • Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
    • Systems Biology

    Research in Plain Language

    Epigenetic mechanisms—factors other than an individual’s DNA sequence—play critical roles in regulating gene expression and cell differentiation. My laboratory studies epigenetic factors that regulate two processes: (1) adipogenesis—the process by which tissue fat cells are formed—and (2) nuclear receptor target gene expression, the process by which information from a gene is used in the development of a functional gene product. We study how the biochemical properties of histones—proteins that form a key component of DNA structural units called nucleosomes—influence gene activation.