Xintao Fan, Ph.D.

Xintao Fan, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Cancer and Developmental Biology Laboratory


Dr. Xintao Fan is studying the germ cell specification in Macrostomum lignano (Mlig), a free-living marine flatworm capable of regenerating its reproductive system following amputation. His research focuses on developing new methodologies for Mlig and determining the molecular mechanism(s) of primordial germ cell formation during the development and regeneration.

Areas of Expertise

Germ Cells
Macrostomum Lignano


Selected Recent Publications

SapTrap Assembly of Caenorhabditis elegans MosSCI Transgene Vectors

Xintao Fan, Sasha De Henau, Julia Feinstein, Stephanie I Miller, Bingjie Han, Christian Frøkjær-Jensen, Erik E Griffin
G3 Genes Genomes Genetics. 10(2): 635-644, 2020.
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Polo-like Kinase Couples Cytoplasmic Protein Gradients in the C. elegans Zygote

Bingjie Han, Katianna R Antkowiak, Xintao Fan, Mallory Rutigliano, Sean P Ryder, Erik E Griffin
Current Biology. 28(1): 60-69, 2018.
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Receptor-mediated Drp1 oligomerization on endoplasmic reticulum

Wei-Ke Ji, Rajarshi Chakrabarti, Xintao Fan, Lori Schoenfeld, Stefan Strack, Henry N Higgs
Journal of Cell Biology. 216(12): 4123-4139, 2017.
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