Dr. Qingzhong Xiao
Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Heart Centre,
London EC1M 6BQ, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr Qingzhong Xiao studied Medicine at the Chongqing University of Medical Sciences, China, where he obtained his BMed in 1994. Subsequently, he worked as Teaching Assistant at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Guangzhou Medical College, and promoted to Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology and Immunology in 1999. In the meantime, he spent 6 years to obtain his Master Degree in Medical Immunology and Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Pathology and Pathophysiology in 1999 and 2003, respectively, at Sun Yat-Sen Medical College, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 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 been successful 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, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Diseases in 2013. Additional profession roles include being an academic editor peer-reviewed journals including of PloS One and Inflammation and Cell Signalling and serving as an external reviewer for many international journals such as Circulation, Circulation Research, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Am J Path, PloS Oneand British J Pharmacology.