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Research Team

Yi Feng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: yfeng@kumc.edu

Tel: 913-588-0871 Fax: 913-945-7773

Research Expertise and Responsibilities: Yi's experience is Animal studies, specifically, animal surgeries to generate bone defects, cartilage defects and post-traumatic osteoarthritis in animal models, post-operative monitoring, mouse colony management, collection of tissues from animals for isolation of cells and nucleic acids for further analyses.


Qinghua Lu, B.Sc.
Senior Research Associate

Email: qlu@kumc.edu

Tel: 913-588-0871 Fax: 913-945-7773

Research Expertise and Responsibilities: Qinghua's area is Histology with experience in histology of skeletal tissues, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, tissue/cell culture, genotyping of transgenic mice, and assistance with animal surgery and care. 


Jinxi Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Harrington Distinguished Professor

Email: jwang@kumc.edu

Tel: 913-588-0870
Fax: 913-945-7773

Major research interests: My major research interests are studying the regulatory mechanisms by which multipotent mesenchymal stem cells differentiate into osteoblasts or chondrocytes. I am also investigating the role of specific signaling (e.g., Wnt, BMP, integrin, and NFAT) pathways in bone/cartilage regeneration and in specific diseases such as osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis. In addition, I work with residents and surgeons in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at KUMC as they conduct research.


Mingcai Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: mzhang@kumc.edu

Tel: 913-588-0871 Fax: 913-945-7773

Research Expertise and Responsibilities: Mingcai's area of interest is Molecular and Cell Biology focused on preparation of constructs for stable knockdown and forced expression of target genes, luciferase reporter constructs to assess transcriptional activity, cell culture, total RNA isolation and qPCR analysis, and epigenetic analyses including methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay. 


KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
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3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1234