Professor, Departments of Environmental Medicine & Pharmacology
New York University, USA
Dr. Wei Dai received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1988. Dr. Dai is currently a professor in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine. Prior to joining New York University, Dr. Dai was a faculty member (1994-2000) in the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, a Senior Scientist (2000-2001) at the Institute For Cancer Prevention, and a Professor (2001-2006) in the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College. In the 1990s, Dr. Dai’s research team reported the cloning and characterization of several novel human genes involved in cell division or cell cycle checkpoint control. His current research interests are focused on cell cycle regulation, mitotic checkpoint control, and the mechanisms suppressing chromosomal instability and malignant transformation during cell division. Dr. Dai has published over 120 original research articles, reviews and commentaries in prominent scientific journals.
Cell Cycle Regulation; Checkpoint Control; Mechanisms Suppressing; Chromosomal Instability; Carcinogenesis; Cell Signaling.