Jian Zuo, PhD

Jian Zuo, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Developmental Neurobiology

Contact Information

Jian Zuo, PhD
Developmental Neurobiology
Room D2006E
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Email: jian.zuo@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-3891
FAX: (901) 595-2270

Education

BS - Huazhong Univ. Science & Tech., Wuhan, P.R. China (1985)
MS - Huazhong Univ. Science & Tech., Wuhan, P.R. China
PhD - University of California, San Francisco, CA (1993)


Honors & Awards


Research Interests

Hair cells function and regeneration in the mouse inner ear has been the main focus of my research.


Selected Publications

Liu Z, Walters BJ, Owen T, Brimble MA, Steigelman KA, Zhang L, Mellado-Lagarde MM, Valentine MB, Yu Y, Cox BC, Zuo J. Regulation of p27Kip1 by Sox2 maintains quiescence of inner pillar cells in the murine auditory sensory epithelium. J Neurosci, 2012. In press.

Liu Z, Owen T, Fang J, Zuo J. Overactivation of Notch1 Signaling Induces Ectopic Hair Cells in the Mouse Inner Ear in an Age-Dependent Manner. PLoS ONE 7(3):e34123, 2012.

Chai R, Kuo B, Wang T, Liaw E, Xia A, Jan T, Liu Z, Taketo M, Oghalaia J, Nussec R, Zuo J, Cheng A. Wnt signaling induces proliferation of sensory precursors in the postnatal mouse cochlea. PNAS 109(21): 8167-72, 2012.

Liu Z, Dearman JA, Cox BC, Walters BJ, Zhang L, Ayrault O, Zindy F, Gan L, Roussel MF, Zuo J. Age-dependent in vivo conversion of mouse cochlear pillar and deiters' cells to immature hair cells by atoh1 ectopic expression. J Neurosci 32(19):6600-10, 2012.

Burns JC, Cox BC, Thiede BR, Zuo J, Corwin JT. In vivo proliferative regeneration of balance hair cells in newborn mice. J Neurosci 32(19):6570-7, 2012.

Liu Z, Owen T, Fang J, Srinivasan RS, Zuo J. In vivo notch reactivation in differentiating cochlear hair cells induces sox2 and prox1 expression but does not disrupt hair cell maturation. Dev Dyn February 2, 2012.

Weddell TD, Mellado-Lagarde M, Lukashkina VA, Lukashkin AN, Zuo J, Russell IJ. Prestin links extrinsic tuning to neural excitation in the mammalian cochlea. Curr Biol 21(18):682-3, 2011.

Steigelman KA, Lelli A, Wu X, Gao J, Lin S, Piontek K, Wodarczyk C, Boletta A, Kim H, Qian F, Germino G, Geleoc GSG, Holt JR, Zuo J. Polycystin-1 is required for stereocilia structure but not for mechanotransduction in inner ear hair cells. J Neurosci 31(43):12241-50, 2011.

Yu Y, Weber T, Yamashita T, Liu Z, Valentine MB, Cox BC, Zuo J. In vivo proliferation of postmitotic cochlear supporting cells by acute ablation of the retinoblastoma protein in neonatal mice. J Neurosci 30(17):5927-5936, 2010.

Caddy J, Wilanowski T, Darido C, Dworkin S, Ting SB, Zhao QA, Rank G, Auden A, Srivastava S, Papenfuss TA, Murdoch JN, Humbert PO, Parekh V, Boulos N, Weber T, Zuo J, Cunningham JM, Jane SM. Epidermal wound repair is regulated by the planar cell polarity signaling pathway. Developmental Cell 19(1):138-47, 2010.

Liu Z, Owen T, Zhang L, Zuo J. Dynamic expression pattern of sonic hedgehog in developing cochlear spiral ganglion neurons. Devel Dyn 239(6):1674-83, 2010.

Wu X, Steigelman K, Bonten E, Hu H, He W, Ren T, Zuo J, d’Azzo A. Vacuolization and alterations of lysosomal membrane proteins in cochlear marginal cells underlie hearing loss in Neuraminidase 1 deficient mice. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease 1802:259-268, 2010.  NIHMSID: NIHMS155345.

Yamashita T, Liu J, Gao J, LeNoue S, Wang C, Kaminoh J, Bowne SJ, Sullivan LS, Daiger SP, Zhang K, Fitzgerald ME, Kefalov V, Zuo J. Essential and synergistic roles of RP1 and RP1L1 in rod photoreceptor axoneme and retinitis pigmentosa. J Neurosci 29(31): 9748-9760, 2009. PMCID: 2748320.

Mellado Lagarde MM, Drexl M, Lukashkin AN, Zuo J, Russell IJ.  Prestin’s role in cochlear frequency tuning and transmission of mechanical responses to neural excitation. Current Biology 18: 200-202, 2008.

Dallos P, Wu X, Cheatham MA, Gao J, Zheng J, Anderson CT, Jia S, Wang X, Cheng WHY, Sengupta S, He DZZ, Zuo J. Prestin-based outer hair cell motility is necessary for mammalian cochlear amplification. Neuron 58(3): 333-339, 2008.

Weber T, Corbett MK, Chow LML, Valentine MB, Baker SJ, Zuo J. Rapid cell-cycle reentry and cell death after acute inactivation of the retinoblastoma gene product in postnatal cochlear hair cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(2): 781-5, 2008.

Maison SF, Parker LL, Young L, Adelman JP, Zuo J, Liberman MC Overexpression of SK2 channels enhances efferent suppression of cochlear responses without enhancing noise resistance. J Neurophysiol 97(4):2930-6, 2007.

Gao J, Maison SF, Wu X, Hirose K, Jones SM, Bayazitov I, Tian Y, Mittleman G, Matthews D, Zakharenko S, Liberman MC, Zuo J. Orphan glutamate receptor d1 subunit required for high-frequency hearing. Mol Cell Biol 27(12):4500–12, 2007.

Gao J, Wang X, Wu X, Aguinaga S, Huynh K, Jia S, Matsuda K, Patel M, Zheng J, Cheatham M, He D, Dallos P, Zuo J. Prestin-based outer hair cell somatic motility in knockin mice does not appear to adjust the operating point of a cilia-based amplifier. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104(30):12542-12547, 2007.

Habiby Kermany M, Parker LL, Guo YK, Miller D, Swanson D, Yoo TJ, Goldowitz D, Zuo J. Identification of 17 hearing impaired mouse strains in the TMGC ENU-mutagenesis screen. Hearing Res 220(1-2):76-86, 2006.

Liu J, Huang Q, Higdon J, Liu W, Tao X, Yamashita T, Cheon K, Cheng C, Zuo J. Distinct gene expression profiles and reduced JNK signaling in retinitis pigmentosa caused by RP1 mutations. Hum Mol Genet 14(19): 2945-2958, 2005.

Liu X, Zhao Y, Gao J, Pawlyk B, Starcher B, Spencer JA, Yanagisawa H, Zuo J, Li T. Elestic fiber homeostasis requires lysyl oxidase-like 1. Nature Genet 36:178-182, 2004.

Fernandez-Gonzalez A, La Spada AR, Treadaway J, Higdon JC, Harris BS, Sidman RL, Morgan JI, Zuo J. Purkinje cell degeneration (pcd) phenotypes caused by mutations in the axotomy-induced gene, Nna1. Science 295:1904-1906, 2002.

Gao J, Cheon K, Nusinowitz S, Liu Q, Bei D, Atkins K, Azimi A, Daiger SP, Farber DB, Heckenlively JR, Pierce EA, Sullivan LS, Zuo J. Progressive photoreceptor degeneration, outer segment dysplasia and rhodopsin mislocalization in mice with targeted disruption of the retinitis pigmentosa-1 (Rp1) gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99(8):9698-9703, 2002.

Liberman MC, Gao J, He DZZ, Wu X, Xia S, Zuo J. Prestin is required for electromotility of the outer hair cell and for the cochlear amplifier. Nature 419:300-304, 2002.

Maison SF, Luebke AE, Liberman MC, Zuo J. Efferent protection from acoustic injury is mediated via α9 nAChR receptors on outer hair cells. J Neurosci 22(24):10838-10846, 2002.

Zuo J, Treadaway J, Buckner, TW, Fritzsch B. Visualization of a9 acetylcholine receptor expression in hair cells of transgenic mice containing a modified bacterial artificial chromosome. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 96(24):14100-14105, 1999.

Last update: June 2012