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Wan-Xi Yang, Ph.D.
The Principal Investigator of the Sperm Laboratory at Zhejiang University
E-mail: wxyang@spermlab.org
 

 

The molecular mechanism of acrosome biogenesis and nuclear shaping still remain unknown up to date. I have been working on functions of KINESIN related motor proteins and myosin during spermatogenesis, especially the molecular mechanism of acrosome formation and nucleus shaping.  We have found kinesin related motor protein KIFC1 participates in acrosome formation. I am also very interested in sperm diversity of marine animals, especially that of crustaceans and mollusks. My future plan is to do further investigation of functions of different motor proteins (both plus- and minus-ended kinesin motors and myosin) during spermatogenesis. About the sperm diversity, I will focus on molecular mechanisms of acrosome formation as well as nucleus shaping. Comparative studies of sperm will be made on those of marine crustaceans and mollusks. A potential evolutionary route may be found depends on the molecular mechanism of spermatogenesis.

My projects include both basic research about the motility of spermatogenesis and applied studies which are related to clinical application. Our research is supported by National Nature Science Fundation of China and Chinese 973 program.

Besides  my routine research and teaching work, I serve on the following three editorial boards:
Gene (since 2013.03)
Frontiers in Marine Science (Section: Marine Pollution) (Nature Publishing Group, since 2014.01)
PLOS ONE (since 2014.05)

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    Current address:   
     
Wan-Xi Yang, Ph.D.
      Professor
     
Institute of Cell & Dev Biol
      College of Life Sciences
      Zhejiang University
      Zi Jin Gang Campus 
      388 Yu Hang Tang   Road,
      Hangzhou,  
      Zhejiang    310058
      China


      E-mail:
      wxyang@spermlab.org

   

 


 



 
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