Staff Research Associate III



Auditory and Vestibular Science


1544 Newton Court
Center for Neuroscience
University of California
Davis, CA 95618


(530) 754-7182


Shandong Medical University, China

Shandong University, School of Medicine


American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
SIGMA XI Scientific Research Society
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

Select Recent Publications:

Meng fangang, Wu chengyuan, Zhu shugan, Liu yuguang, Gong jie, Wei dongguang, Zhang jian. Neuronal differentiation of bone marrow stromal stem cells induced by arsenious acid. Journal of Chinese Experimental Surgery. 2005, 22(9): 1120-1122.

WU chengyuan, Meng fangang, Wang jiangang, Liu zhaohua, Zhu shugan,Liu yuguang, Wei dongguang, Liu meng. In vitro bone marrow stromal stem cells developed to neuronal cells by salvia miltiorrhiza. Journal of Shandong University (HEALTH SCIENCES). 2006, 44 (1): 24-28.

Wei D. , Ulfendahl M., Scarfone E. Regenerative potential of adult mammalian inner ear. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 14:S, pp 404, 2003.
Hu Z, Wei D, Johansson CB, Holmstrom N, Duan M, Frisen J, Ulfendahl M. Survival and neural differentiation of adult neural stem cells transplanted into the mature inner ear. Exp Cell Res. 2005 ;302(1):40-7.

Jin Z, Wei D, Jarlebark L. Developmental expression and localization of KCNJ10 K+ channels in the guinea pig inner ear. Neuroreport. 2006;17 (5):475-9.

Xu T, Nie L, Zhang Y, Mo J, Feng W, Wei D, Petrov E, Calisto LE, Kachar B, Beisel KW, Vazquez AE, Yamoah EN.Roles of alternative splicing in the functional properties of inner ear-specific KCNQ4 channels.J Biol Chem. 2007 Aug 17;282(33):23899-909.

Ulfendahl M, Hu Z, Olivius P, Duan M, Wei D. A cell therapy approach to substitute neural elementsin the inner ear. Physiol Behav. 2007 Sep 10;92(1-2):75-9.

Dongguang Wei*, Zhe Jin, Leif Jarlebark, Scarfone Eric, Mats Ulfendahl. Survival. synaptogenesis, and regeneration of adult mouse spiral ganglion neurons in vitro.  J Neurobiol. 2006 Dec 1;67(1):108-122.

Diaz RC, Vazquez AE, Dou H, Wei D, Cardell EL, Lingrel J, Shull GE, Doyle KJ, Yamoah EN. Conservation of hearing by simultaneous mutation of Na,K-ATPase and NKCC1.J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2007 Dec;8(4):422-34.

Wei D, Levic S, Nie L, Gao WQ, Petit C, Jones EG, Yamoah EN*. Cells of adult brain germinal zone have properties akin to hair cells and can be used to replace inner ear sensory cells after damage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 30;105(52):21000-5.

Dongguang Wei, Ebenezer, Regeneration of the mammalian inner ear sensory epithelium. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 2009 (17); in press, it is scheduled to be published on October 2009 issue.