Xiaotang Hu received his M.D. degree in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in 1987 from China. From 1988 to 1993, he had his postdoctoral training at the Edinburgh University in UK and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in USA, respectively. From 1994 to 2003 he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. In August 2003, he joined the School of Natural and Health Sciences, Barry University (BU), as an Assistant Professor of biology. Five years later he was promoted to Associate Professor. His current position is Professor of biology at College of Arts and Sciences, BU. Besides research, he also teaches cell biology and genetics, two major biology courses, for undergraduate students. He received several awards including the Travel Award from NIH, Royal Fellowship from the Royal Society of Britain, and Re. Robert White Fellowship from British Society for Immunology. Since 1989, he has been working on human myeloid leukemia cells. His research interests are the control of cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis, with an emphasis on cell cycle regulation. Moreover, he studies the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for normal cell cycle control and growth factor- (such as TGF beta-) mediated growth inhibition or stimulation. He published three book chapters as well as a number of peer-reviewed research articles.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2013