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Weifeng Mao

Title: Associate professor
Email: maoweife@hotmail.com
Major: Genetics

Education/Working Experience



Postdoct.Michigan State University, Michigan


Ph.D. Michigan State University, Michigan



M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China



B.A. Xiamen University, P.R. China


Professional Background:


Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Dalian Medical  University, Dalian, P.R.China


Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, Michigan


Graduate student, Genetics Program,Michigan State University, Michigan


Graduate student,Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China


Undergraduate student,Xiamen University, P.R. China

Participation in the Academic Community

Member of Genetics Community, China

Member of Cell Biology Community, China

Member of Virology Community


Li W, Li Y, Zhao Y, Yuan J,Mao W* Inhibition effects of scorpion venom extracts (Buthus matensii Karsch) on the growth of human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2014 Aug 23;11(5):105-10. (IF=0.5)

Jin Sun, Yuanxia Qu, Huiming He, Xiaolei Fan, Yuanhua Qin,Weifeng Mao* and Lixin Xu*. Protective effect of polydatin on learning and memory impairments in neonatal rats with hypoxicischemic brain injury by upregulating brainderived neurotrophic factor.Molecular Medicine Reports2014 Dec; 10(6): 3047-51. (IF=1.4)

Mao W, Kim T, Cheng H. Visualization of Marek’s disease virus in vitro using enhanced green fluorescent protein fused with US10.Virus Gene 2013 May 24.(IF=1.9)

Qin Y, Zhao Y, Ren Y, Zheng L, Dai X, Li Y, Mao W*, and Cui Y *. Anisakiasis in China: The First Clinical Case Report.FoodbornePathogens and Diseases 2013; 10(5): 1-3. (IF=2.1)

Han L*,Mao W*,Yu K.2012. XRCC1 deficiency enhances class switch recombination and is permissive for alternative end-joining. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America109: 4604-4608 (* Equal Contribution) (IF=9.7)

Mao W, Hunt H, Cheng H. 2010. Cloning and functional characterization of chicken stem cell antigen 2.Developmental and Comparative Immunology 34(3):360-8. (IF=3.3)

Research Projects/Grants

Chinese National Scientific Foundation (No. 81201563), “The role of XRCC1 in DNA repair of IgH gene in B cell lymphoma”, 01/7/2013-12/30/2015

Chinese National Scientific Foundation (No. 31371254) “The Basic Study of Alternative End Joining in DNA Repair “, 01/7/2014-12/30/2017

Outstanding Youth Scientist Funding, Liaoning Province, 01/7/2014-12/30/2017

Yingcai Project , Dalian Medical University, 01/7/2015-12/30/2016

Admission Plan/Requirements

Plan: 2 academic master students/year

Requirements: Proficient English; Basic knowledge of Biochemistry; Molecular Biology Skills