Hunan Medical University,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Ph.D., 2002
After graduation from Hunan Medical University, P.R.China, in 1994,
Wei Jing was recruited to the Dept. of Medical Genetics, Institute of
Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing,
working on the application of enzyme assays in clinical and prenatal
diagnosis of lysosomal storage diseases. She began her Ph.D. study in
the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center in 1997 and joined Hyalose in July 2002.
During the five-years of graduate study under the guidance of Dr. Paul
L. DeAngelis, Wei Jing performed extensive studies focused on the P.
multocida hyaluronan synthase. Her work provided the first evidence
for the "two active centers" model of glycosyltransferases. She created
single-action mutants that are being utilized in some of the current
R&D projects in Hyalose. She received several awards from the Graduate
Student Association, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
including Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards. In her spare time,
she collects stamps from around the world.
Jing, W. and DeAngelis, P. L. (2000) Dissection of the two transferase
activities of the Pasteurella multocida hyaluronan synthase: two active
sites exist in one polypeptide. Glycobiology, 10(9), p883-889.
DeAngelis, P.L., Jing, W., Drake, R.R. and Achyuthan, A.M. (1998) Identification
and molecular cloning of a unique hyaluronan synthase from Pasteurella
multocida. J. Biol. Chem., 273(14), 8454-8458.
DeAngelis, P.L., Jing, W., Graves, M.V., Burbank, D.E. and Van Etten,
J.L. (1997) Hyaluronan synthase of chlorella virus PBCV-1. Science,
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