Qingzhong Xiao studied medicine at the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences, Chongqing, China, where he obtained his B.M. degree in 1994. Subsequently, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, and later promoted to a Lecturer in clinical microbiology and immunology in 1999. In the meantime, he spent 6 years to obtain his M.S. degree in medical immunology and his Ph.D. degree in pathology and pathophysiology in 1999 and 2003, respectively, at Sun Yat-Sen Medical College, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. In the Autumn of 2003, he joined Professor Qingbo Xu’s group at St Georges’ (2003-2006) and King’s College London (2006-2009), University of London, UK, working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate, where he established novel approaches to successfully induce embryonic stem cell differentiate toward vascular endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells and investigated the therapeutic effects of stem cell-derived vascular cells in the cardiovascular diseases, such as damaged/injured vessels. In the winter of 2009, Dr. Xiao has succeeded in the application of British Heart Foundation (BHF) Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship and became a BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellow. He then joined Professor Shu Ye at the William Harvey Research Institute in the Spring of 2010 to expand and fulfill his research ambition in stem cell biology, genetics, and cardiovascular diseases. Since then, supported by the BHF fellowship and project grant, Dr Xiao has established himself as an independent principle investigator in stem cell and cardiovascular research fields. Additional profession roles include being an Academic Editor of PloS One Jounral and serving as an External Reviewer for many international journals such as Circulation, Circulation Research, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Journal, American Journal of Pathology, PloS One, British Journal of Pharmacology, and so on.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013