Jian Wang

Jian Wang
Associate Professor
Organizational Unit
Associate Professor
Jian Wang
University of Maryland College of CMNS
4112A Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742-4454
Phone (main): 301 405-7892
Fax: 301 314-9290


  • Understand the fundamental molecular mechanisms that guide the formation and maintenance of the nervous system using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model system
  • Use of the genetic technique called MARCM (Mosaic Analysis with a Repressive Cell Marker) (Lee and Luo, 1999) to manipulate gene expression in a single neuron or a subset of neurons within the developing brains and to examine neuronal morphology at the certain developmental stages
  • Study the functions and signaling pathways of Drosophila Dscam (Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule)
  • Understanding the biological significance of this tremendous molecular diversity, to continue the systemic, genome-wide mosaic screens for genes underlying different aspects of neuronal development