Dr. Yanxing David Wei
Dr. Yanxing Wei graduated with M.D. degree in 2008 from Tongji Medical College, HUST in China and trained as a Neurosurgeon and then an Obstetrician. Also, he visited Department of OB/GYN in Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University for the training of VBAC and Robot surgery in 2012-2013 and he received his Ph.D. degree in Maternal-fetal Medicine at Southern Medical University in 2016.
Since 2017, Dr. Wei joined Dr. Stephen Lye laboratory at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, for postdoctoral training. Dr. Wei mainly focuses on the human trophoblast stem cells and their role in early placentation as well as the possible molecular mechanism causing related pregnancy disorders, such as preeclampsia. He isolated primary human trophoblast stem cells from early trimester villi and also attempts to induce human trophoblast stem cells in vitro to model diseases.