Xiaotang Hu received his M.D. degree in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in 1987, China. From 1988 to 1993, he had his postdoctoral training at the Edinburgh University in UK and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), respectively. In 1993, he joined H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute as a Staff Scientist. Since 1994, he had been a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center before he joined the School of Natural and Health Sciences, Barry University (BU) as an Assistant Professor of Biology in 2003. His current position is Associate Professor of Biology at College of Arts & Sciences, BU. Besides research, he also teaches cell biology, a major biology course for Undergraduate students. Hu 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 interest is 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 TGFbeta-)mediated growth inhibition or stimulation, which involves several cell cycle regulatory molecules and tumor repressor genes. He published two book chapters as well as a number of peer-reviewed research articles.
Biography Updated on 27 February 2011