Miao Tian, M.D., Ph.D. Resident, PGY 1

Medical School:
Medical College of Qingdao University

Personal Interests:
Running, hiking, cooking, watching movies

Reason for selecting UC Davis for Residency:
Balanced AP/CP training, dedicated faculty, optimal faculty to resident ratio, Northern California location


Clinical Interests

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Neuropathology

Research Interests

  • Stem Cells
  • Liqiud Biopsy

CV Highlights/Brief Biography:

Miao received her medical degree from Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China. Afterwards, she had her Ph.D. training in Physiology at Fudan University in Shanghai, and Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine. Later, Miao served as a clinical observer and research volunteer at UC Davis Pathology Department and pursues her dream of becoming a physician in Pathology.

Publications, Abstracts and/or Posters

  1. Cembrowski MS, Logan SM, Tian M, Jia L, Li W, Kath WL, Riecke H, Singer JH. The mechanisms of repetitive spike generation in an axonless retinal interneuron. Cell Report. 2012 Feb 23;1(2):155-66.

  2. Tian M, Xu CS, Montpetit R, Kramer RH. Rab3A mediates vesicle delivery at photoreceptor ribbon synapses. J Neurosci. 2012 May 16;32(20):6931-6.

  3. Jarsky T, Tian M, Singer JH. Nanodomain control of exocytosis is responsible for the signaling capability of a retinal ribbon synapse. J Neurosci. 2010 Sep 8;30(36):11885-95.

  4. Tian M, Jarsky T, Murphy GJ, Rieke F, Singer JH. Voltage-gated Na channels in AII amacrine cells accelerate scotopic light responses mediated by the rod bipolar cell pathway. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 31;30(13):4650-9.

  5. Fuerst PG, Bruce F, Tian M, Wei W, Elstrott J, Feller MB, Erskine L, Singer JH, Burgess RW. DSCAM and DSCAML1 function in self-avoidance in multiple cell types in the developing mouse retina. Neuron. 2009 Nov 25;64(4):484-97.

  6. Tian M, Yang XL. C-type natriuretic peptide modulates glutamate receptors on cultured rat retinal amacrine cells. Neuroscience. 2006;139(4):1211-20.

  7. Tian M, Zhao JW, Yang XL, Xie JX. Voltage-gated K(+) channel subunits on cholinergic and dopaminergic amacrine cells. Neuroreport. 2003 Oct 6;14(14):1763-6.

  8. Tian M, Chen L, Xie JX, Yang XL, Zhao JW. Expression patterns of inwardly rectifying potassium channel subunits in rat retina. Neurosci Lett. 2003 Jul 10;345(1):9-12.