Xiaoyan Zheng

Xiaoyan Zheng
Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.
 
Research Interest
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway organizes pattern formation in a variety of embryonic tissues and functions post-embryonically in homeostatic processes. Hh pathway dysfunction thus can lead to embryonic pattern disruptions, such as holoprosencephaly and other birth defects in humans; post-embryonic dysfunction can result in failure of adult tissue regeneration as well as proliferative disorders, such as cancer.