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Jiang Wu

Jiang Wu along with Julie Lessard discovered that the development of the vertebrate nervous system required a switch in chromatin remodeling complexes at mitotic exit. They showed that this switch from a neural progenitor or stem cell complex (npBAF) to a neuronal complex (nBAF) is required for a progression from neural stem cell self renewal to later role dendritic morphogenesis after mitotic exit. Jiang left the lab in Dec of 2008 to become an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern and can be reached at