Developmental Biology Program

The Zhirong Bao Lab


Zhirong Bao, PhD
Zhirong Bao, PhD

My lab investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.

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The Bao Lab, MSK

The Bao Lab, MSK

Publications Highlights

Wang, Z., Wang, D.*, Li, C., Xu, Y., Li, H. & Bao, Z.* (2018). Deep reinforcement learning of cell movement in the early stage of C. elegans embryogenesis, Bioinformatics, 34, 3169-77

Shah, P.K., Santella, A., Jacobo, A., Siletti, K., Hudspeth, A.J. & Bao, Z. (2017). An in toto approach to dissecting cellular interactions in complex tissues. Dev Cell, 43, 530-540

Shah, P.K., Tanner, M.R., Kovacevic, I., Rankin, A., Marshall, T.E., Noblett, N., Tran, N.N., Roenspies, T., Hung, J., Chen, Z., Slatculescu, C., Perkins, T.J., Bao, Z.* & Colavita, A.* (2017). PCP and SAX-3/Robo pathways cooperate to regulate convergent extension-based nerve cord assembly in C. elegans, Dev Cell, 41, 195-203

Du, Z., Santella, A., He, F., Shah, P.K., Kamikawa, Y. & Bao, Z. (2015). The regulatory landscape of lineage differentiation in a metazoan embryo, Dev Cell, 34, 592-607

Du, Z., Santella, A., He, F., Tiongson, M. & Bao, Z. (2014). De novo inference of systems-level mechanistic models of development from live imaging-based phenotype analysis, Cell, 156, 359-72

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Zhirong Bao, PhD

Zhirong Bao, PhD

  • The Bao laboratory investigates how the genome dictates development using C. elegans as a model.
  • PhD, Washington University
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Hayao Ohno, PhD
Hayao Ohno

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Yichi Xu, PhD
Yichi Xu

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Anthony Santella
Anthony Santella

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