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Winston Whei Yang Kao, PhD


Research Interests

Roles of Mesenchyme-Epithelium Interactions on Morphogenesis during Eye Development, And Homeostasis And Wound Healing in Adult Corneas The central hypothesis of our ongoing research is that the mesenchyme-epithelium interactions via signal transduction of growth factors and their receptors play pivotal roles in eye morphogenesis during development and in ocular homeostasis and wound healing in adults. Morphogenesis of cornea, conjunctiva and eyelids during vertebrate eye development involves themigrat...

Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 5300
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-5151
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zhu, Ying-Ting; Tighe, Sean; Chen, Shuang-Ling; John, Thomas; Kao, Winston Y; Tseng, Scheffer C G 2015. Engineering of Human Corneal Endothelial Grafts. Current ophthalmology reports, 3 3, 207-217

Mongan, Maureen; Wang, Jingcai; Liu, Hongshan; Fan, Yunxia; Jin, Chang; Kao, Winston Y-W; Xia, Ying 2011. Loss of MAP3K1 enhances proliferation and apoptosis during retinal development. Development (Cambridge, England), 138 18, 4001-12