Yaa-Jyuhn Meir

梅雅俊(Yaa-Jyuhn Meir

Appointment:Associate Professor

LabStem Cell and Molecular Genetics Laboratory


University/NationVanderbilt University, USA

Tel: (03)2118800 ext.3641


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1. J. Reproduction and Fertility 94, 431-436 (1992). SCI (2005)
Jiann-Ping Wang, Wann-Yee Her, Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir, Ts’an-Shiuu Lir, Hsiu-Luan Chang, Fore-Lien Haung. Seasonal variation in cell cycle during early development of the mouse embryo.
2. Development 124, 1699-1709 (1997). SCI 7.60 (2005)
Amy Pflugrad*, Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir* , Tom M. Barnes, and David M. Miller, III. The Groucho-like transcription factor UNC-37 functions with the neural specificity gene unc-4 to govern motor neuron identity in C. elegans. (*These authors contributed equally to this work)
3. Genes and Development 13(21), 2774-2786 (1999). SCI 15.61 (2005)
Angela R. Winnier*, Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir*, Jennifer M. Ross, Nektarios Tavernerakis, Monica Driscoll, Takeshi Ishihara, Isao Katsura, and David M. Miller, III. UNC-4/UNC-37-dependent repression of motor neuron-specific genes controls synaptic choice in Caenorhabditis elegans. (*These authors contributed equally to this work)
4. Molecular Microbiology 60(2), 331-348 (2006). SCI 6.20 (2005)
Bently Lim, Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir, and Fitnat Yildiz. Cyclic-di-GMP signal transduction system in Vibrio cholerae: Modulation of Rugosity and Biofilm formation.
5. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(41), 15008-13 (2006). SCI 10.23 (2005)
Wu SC*, Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir*, Coates CJ, Handler AM, Moisyadi S, Pelczar P, Kaminski JM (2006). piggyBac is a flexible and highly active transposon as compared to Sleeping Beauty, Tol2, and Mos1 in mammalian cells. (* These authors contributed equally to this work.)
6. Current Biology 17(7), 592-8 (2007). SCI 11.73 (2005)
Sakaguchi-Nakashima A., Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir, Yishi J., Matsumoto K., & Hisamoto N. LRK-1, a C. elegans PARK8-Related Kinase, Regulates Axonal-Dendritic Polarity of SV Proteins.
1. Cell and animal transgenesis with single plasmid transposase (Helper) and transposon (Donor)
constructs. (US patent no. 60-840-780; 2006)
2. Methods and Compositions for Drug-Free Selection in Genetic Engineering. (US patent no. 61-127-479; May 2008)
3. A Transposon-Mediated Genetic Engineering System with a Self-Activating Reporter for a Rapid Indication of Transposition. (US patent no. 61-131-298; June 2008)