Steve Mao


Journal of Cancer Cell, Cambridge, MA




Ph.D. in Cell Regulation and Biochemistry 2003–2009
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
B.S. in Biological Sciences 1998–2002
School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China


National Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow 2010–2012
Annual International RNA Symposium Poster Award, Hunter College, NY 2011
National Graduate Student Research Forum Travel Award, NIH 2008
Graduate School Travel Award, UT Southwestern 2007
Sigma Xi Research Forum Outstanding Abstract Award, UT Southwestern 2007
Outstanding Student Award, Peking University 2001
Heart of Chinese Scholarship, Peking University 2000
Japanese Hosokoshi Foundation Scholarship, Peking University 1999



Mao YS, Yin HL. (2007). Regulation of the actin cytoskeleton by phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5 kinases. Pflugers Arch.
Mao YS*, Yamaga M*, Zhu X, Wei YJ, Sun H-Q, Wang J, Yun M, Wang Y, Di Paolo G, Bennett M, Mellman I, Abrams CS,
De Camilli P, Lu CY, Yin HL. (2009). Essential and unique roles of PIP5Kg and a in Fcg receptor-mediated phagocytosis. J
Cell Biol.
Mao YS*, Sunwoo H*, Zhang B, Spector DL. (2011). Direct visualization of the co-transcriptional assembly of a nuclear body
by noncoding RNAs. Nature Cell Biol. 13(1): 95-101. (Featured in News and Views)
Mao YS, Zhang B, Spector DL. (2011). Biogenesis and function of nuclear bodies. Trends Genet. (Featured Article and Cover)
Zhang B*, Mao YS*, Diermeier SD, Novikova IV, Nawrocki EP, Jones TA, Lazar Z, Tung CS, Luo W, Eddy SR, Sanbonmatsu
KY, Spector DL. (2017). Identification and characterization of a class of MALAT1-like genomic loci. Cell Reports.
*Equal contribution.
Qiu X, Zhu X, Zhang L, Mao Y, Zhang J, Hao P, Li G, Lv P, Li Z, Sun X, Wu L, Zheng J, Deng Y, Hou C, Tang P, Zhang S, Zhang Y. (2003). Human epithelial cancers secrete immunoglobulin G with unidentified specificity to promote growth and survival of tumor cells. Cancer Res.
Barylko B, Mao YS, Wlodarski P, Jung G, Binns DD, Sun H-Q, Yin YL, Albanesi JP. (2009). Palmitoylation controls the catalytic activity and subcellular distribution of phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase II a. J Biol Chem.
Chen MZ, Zhu X, Sun H-Q, Mao YS, Wei YJ, Yamamoto M, Chen L, Yin HL. (2009). Oxidative stress decreases
phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bisphosphate level by deactivating PIP5Kb in a Syk dependent manner. J Biol Chem.
Zhang S, Mao Y, Huang J, Ma T, Zhang L, Zhu X, Zheng J, Wu L, Yin CC, Qiu X. (2010). Immunoglobulin gene locus events in epithelial cells of lactating mouse mammary glands. Cell Mol. Life Sci.
Sun Y, Dandekar RD, Mao YS, Yin HL, Wülfing C. (2011) Phosphatidylinositol (4,5) bisphosphate controls T cell activation by regulating T cell rigidity and organization. PLoS One.
Zhang L, Mao YS, Janmey PA, Yin HL. (2012) Phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bisphosphate and the actin cytoskeleton.
Phosphoinositides II: The Diverse Biological Functions. (Edited by Balla T, Wymann M, and York J). Springer.
Zhang B, Arun G, Mao YS, Lazar Z, Hung G, Bhattacharjee G, Xiao X, Booth CJ, Wu J, Zhang C, Spector DL. (2012). The lncRNA Malat1 is dispensable for mouse development but its transcription plays a cis-regulatory role in the adult. Cell Reports.