Qingzhong Xiao, a holder of M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, is a well-established researcher with more than 20-year experience in basic and translational research, including stem cell biology, molecule biology, cell signaling, gene and cell-based therapies, and regenerative medicine. Xiao received his medical school training from Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China, and his Ph.D. degree in pathophysiology from the Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong, China, followed by postdoc training at St George University of London, London, UK, and King's College London, London, UK, respectively. Xiao has been awarded a prestigious BHF Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship in 2009. Since then, Xiao has established himself as an independent principal investigator in stem cell and cardiovascular research fields and set up his own research laboratory. He currently serves as a tenured Faculty Member and a Senior Lecturer in stem cell biology and cardiovascular diseases at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts, and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. His main research interests are focused on the basic biology of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and on their development of therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases, specific vascular cell differentiation and molecular mechanisms involved, therapeutic potential of PSC-derived endothelial cells in cardiovascular diseases, isolation, characterization, and expansion of tissue stem/progenitor cells for cellular therapy, and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and angioplasty restenosis. He has coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed original articles, invited reviews, and book chapters in stem cell and cardiovascular disease research fields. Additional professional roles include being an Academic Editor or Editorial Board Member for scientific journals (e.g., PloS One, Inflammation and Cell Signaling, etc.) and serving as an external reviewer for more than 20 international journals, including many top tier journals.
Biography Updated on 15 September 2014