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Renping Zhou, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Chemical Biology

Phone: (848) 445 7246
Fax: (732) 445 0687

PhD, University of California


BS, Nanjing Teacher’s College, China
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Post-Doc, NCI-Frederick Cancer R&D Center, Frederick, MD
Molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation; function of growth factors and their receptors in the nervous system during embryonic development and carcinogenesis; involvement of growth factors in Parkinson's Disease.

Representative Publications

Shi G, Yue G, Zhou R.  EphA3 functions are regulated by collaborating phosphotyrosine residues. Cell Res. 20:1263-75, 2010.

Hu T, Shi G, Larose L, Rivera GM, Mayer BJ, Zhou R.  Regulation of process retraction and cell     migration by EphA3 is mediated by the adaptor protein Nck1.  Biochemistry. 48: 6369-6378, 2009.

Cooper MA, Kobayashi K, Zhou R. Ephrin-A5 regulates the formation of the ascending midbrain dopaminergic pathways. Dev Neurobiol. 69:36-46, 2009.

Cooper MA, Son AI, Komlos D, Sun Y, Kleiman NJ, Zhou R. Loss of ephrin-A5 function disrupts lens fiber cell packing and leads to cataract. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105:16620-5, 2008.

Yue X, Dreyfus C, Kong TA, Zhou R. A subset of signal transduction pathways is required for hippocampal growth cone collapse induced by ephrin-A5. Dev Neurobiol. 68:1269-86, 2008.