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    Xinwei Cao, PhD

    Xinwei Cao, PhD

    Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty


    Developmental Neurobiology

    Contact Information

    Xinwei Cao, PhD
    Developmental Neurobiology
    MS 323, Room D2025G
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Phone: (901) 595-6525
    FAX: (901) 595-3143


    PhD – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas
    BS – Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing, China

    Research Interests

    Selected Publications

    Serinagaoglu Y, Paré J, Giovannini M, Cao X. Nf2-Yap signaling controls the expansion of DRG progenitors and glia during DRG development. Dev Biol 398:97-109, 2015.

    Lavado A, Ware M, Paré J, Cao X. The tumor suppressor Nf2 regulates corpus callosum development by inhibiting the transcriptional coactivator Yap. Development 141: 4182-93, 2014. Featured in Editor’s Choice, Sci Signal (7) ec305

    Lavado A, He Y, Paré J, Neale G, Olson EN, Giovannini M, Cao X. Tumor suppressor Nf2 limits expansion of the neural progenitor pool by inhibiting Yap/Taz transcriptional coactivators. Development 140: 3323-34, 2013.

    Denli AM, Cao X, Gage FH. miR-9 and TLX: chasing tails in neural stem cells. Nat Struct Mol Biol 16:346-347, 2009.

    Cao X, Pfaff SL, Gage FH. YAP regulates neural progenitor cell number via the TEA domain transcription factor. Genes & Dev 22:3320-3334, 2008.

    Cao X, Pfaff SL, Gage FH. A functional study of miR-124 in the developing neural tube. Genes & Dev 21:531-536, 2007.

    Cao X, Yeo G, Muotri AR, Kuwabara T, Gage FH. Noncoding RNAs in the mammalian central nervous system. Annu Rev Neurosci 29:77-103, 2006.

    Cao X, Südhof TC. Dissection of amyloid-β precursor protein-dependent transcriptional transactivation. J Biol Chem 279:24601-11, 2004.

    Biederer T, Cao X, Südhof TC, Liu X. Regulation of APP-dependent transcription complexes by Mint/X11s: differential functions of Mint isoforms. J Neurosci 22:7340-51, 2002.

    Cao X, Südhof TC. A transcriptionally active complex of APP with Fe65 and histone acetyltransferase Tip60. Science 293:115-20, 2001.

    Last update: January 2015