Dr Wei Wei

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
w.wei@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 66380

Overview

I am an early career researcher with about 6-years post-doctoral experiences. I complete my PhD in 2008 at Graduate University of Chinese Academic Sciences (GUCAS) for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My research to date focuses on cognitive neuroepigenetics using a robust rodent model, with the aim of understanding the molecular underpinnings of fear memory related disorders. After about 1.5 year of non-research working period, I moved to Australia and joined Dr Tim Bredy’s lab at Queensland Brain Institute, to start my research career in cognitive neuroscience. In 2014, I moved to University of California, Irvine, as assistant project scienctist, with Dr Bredy. According to family reason, I decided to back to QBI one year later, and helped Dr Bredy manage the lab during the intermittent times throughout the year when Dr Bredy was not physically present at QBI (2015-2016). In 2017, we form a bigger group with Dr Bredy back to QBI as well, and we are looking forward to contribute more to this field.

Research Interests

  • Neuroepigenetics in learning and memory
    My area of interest revolves around understanding the epigenetic processes influencing learning and memory and I have very strong expertise in epigenetics and molecular neuroscience. We use a variety of approaches in mice, including in vitro preparations, luciferase assay, chromatin immunoprecipitation, qPCR, lentiviral-mediated gene transfer, CRISPR/Cas9 based tools for neuroscience, FACS technique used for cell-type specific study, high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, and behavioural paradigms to address the issue of how memories are established and maintained across the lifespan.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Natural Science, Chinese Acad.Sc.

Publications

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Mitchnick, K., Wei, W., Creighton, S., Kalisch, B., Bredy, T. and Winters, B. (2015). Dissociable roles of GADD45A/B in the rat perirhinal cortex and hippocampus for object memory: different forms of dna methylation?. In: Special Issue: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, (115-115). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13188

  • Wei, W. (2015). Genetic knockdown of GADD45G inhibits fear memory. In: Special Issue: 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, (117-117). 23-27 August 2015. doi:10.1111/jnc.13188