Introduction of the lab

(Lab of functional study for noncoding RNAs 

Ge Shan lab in School of Life Science, USTC was established in Oct., 2010. The lab is interested in the function and regulation of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs). ncRNAs play essential and many known and unknown roles in animal development, cellular processes, diseases, and epigenetics. We utilize models such as C. elegans, mammalian cell cultures, and mice to explore roles of ncRNAs. We pay particular attention to the possible regulation of gene expression by environmental ncRNAs, roles of specific ncRNAs (e.g. natural antisense RNAs), and functions of ncRNAs in stem cells and neuronal differentiation.