Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine
Dr. Meisheng Jiang received his Ph. Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship training with Dr. Lutz Birnbaumer at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA and established his own independent research on G-protein and GPCR signaling. He is currently an associate Professor at the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA.
Dr. Meisheng research focuses on three major fields, diabetes, cardiac regulation and neuroscience. They are branched out from the mechanistic study of signal transduction involving heterotrimeric G proteins in the mammalian system. G proteins couple cell surface receptors to intercellular effectors, and are the critical component in the signal cascade for cells to receive, interpret, and respond to extracellular signals. Gi/o proteins couple a variety of receptors to effectors in the body. Multiple deficiencies observed in Gi/o proteins gene knockout mice indicate that the Gi/o proteins are crucial transducers in the body. The ultimate goal of his research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms through Gi/o signaling pathways in physiological and pathological states.