Xuehong Xu, PhD (Blood/Circulation/Gastroenterology)

Cell Genetics and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, China

Dr. Xuehong Xu, Doctor (Ph.D. Philosophy), is professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. Other posts held include director of the Research Laboratory of Cell Biology, Genetics and Developmental Biology (CGDB), the director of Cell Biology Division and Developmental Biology Division. He is a council member of the Chinese Society for Cell Biology Cell Structure and Behavior, and of Shaanxi Normal University College of Life Sciences. He graduated from Wuhan University, finished his postdoctoral trainings in Case Western Reserve University and IUPUI, and subsequently was Assistant Professor in University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Xuehong Xu’s research focuses on calcium related intracellular proteins and extracellular matrix proteins involved in tissue/organ physiological development and pathological disorders. He investigates protein and gene functions during normal organogenesis as well as in hepatic, oncological and cardiovascular diseases. His researches are supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the National Department of Education Central Universities Research Fund and Foreign Distinguished Scientist Program, Maryland Stem Cell Fund and American Heart Association USA.