May 16, 2024

Four Ge lab members attended 2024 FASEB meeting of Biology of Cilia and Flagella in St Paul, Minnesota! Xiaoliang, Eva, and Jingyi each gave a poster presentation on their projects. Dr. Ge gave a short talk on the lab’s ongoing work on cilium proteomics in the developing brain.


April 30, 2024

Jingyi and Xiaoliang won MCB Department Awards for Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow. Congratulations Jingyi and Xiaoliang!


April 25, 2024

After nearly two years’ diligent work, our paper on “Numb positively regulates Hedgehog signaling in the ciliary pocket” comes out in Nature Communications! Congratulations to Xiaoliang, Jingyi, Eva, and Oscar!

In Professor Xuecai Ge’s lab, where UC Merced researchers study how cells talk to each other to develop and differentiate, a recent surprise discovery is lending insight as to how erroneous cell signals lead to disease and birth defects… Read more here!


March 27, 2024

Dr. Ge was interviewed by NIGMS Bio BEAT blog and shared how her childhood experience inspired her to study life science and what makes the primary cilium fascinating.

The brain is a large and complex organ, but some very small structures guide its development. Xuecai Ge, Ph.D., an associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), has devoted her career to understanding one of these structures called the primary cilium… Read more Here!


December, 2023

Eva and Max wrote an invited review for the special issue of “Hedgehog Signaling: Advances in Development and Cancer” in Cells, on “Hedgehog signaling in cortical development .


December, 2023.We are very happy to host a second TUSCEB student Erin Luna! Welcome, Erin, and congratulations for the fellowship!


September, 2023. Rose Rudresh was selected as a CCBM-CREST undergraduate Research Fellow! Welcome Rose, and congratulations for the fellowship!


December, 2022.Our undergraduate student Maximiliano Gonzalez Barba was selected as a TUSCEB (Training Undergraduates in Stem Cell Engineering and Biology) fellow. Congratulations, Max!


January 26, 2022

Dr. Ge received a NSF CAREER award for research to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms that direct brain formation, and how errors in cell signaling lead to developmental disorders!

Professor Xuecai Ge, a developmental neurobiologist, has received a CAREER award for research to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms that direct brain formation, and how errors in cell signaling lead to developmental disorders… Read more Here!