Dr. Mao received his PhD (Physical Chemistry) at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He then worked as postdoc in the labs of Profs. Drs. Ted and Valina Dawson at the Institute for Cell Engineering, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSOM) during 2010- 2016. After postdoctoral fellowship, he worked as Assistant Professor in 2017 and became Associate Professor in 2021 at JHSOM. He has published more than 50 research articles in many high-impact journals (Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, PNAS, Nature Comm, Nano Today) focusing on pathogenic protein cell-to-cell spreading.
Title : Pathogenic ?-synuclein cell-to-cell transmission mechanism and related therapeutic development