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

 Related Links

  • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
  • Chromosome Biology/Epigenetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Research Summary/In Plain Language

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 fat tissues 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.