Ji-Feng Fei

Ji-Feng Fei

@ South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

He received his phD degree from Max-plank institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany, where he studied brain development in Wieland Huttner lab, using mouse as a model organism. Thereafter, he moved to Elly Tanaka lab as postdoc, switched from mice to axolotls and from development to regeneration. It is fascinating to think about why the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord, lose regenerative ability in higher vertebrates in adulthood, but well preserved in salamanders, such as axolotls. During his postdoc, he focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms governing the spinal cord regeneration. In addition, he established several CRISPR/CAS9 mediated genome modification approaches in axolotls, enriched the essential molecular tools for studying axolotl tissue regeneration. In 2016, he moved back to China and setup his own lab, where he continued to use axolotl to dig the mysteries of central nervous system regeneration. Currently, he is working at the Guangdong Provincial People’s hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences.