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Professor Guozhi Xiao is an internationally renowned bone biologist. Dr. Xiao obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Peking University in 1994. He finished his post-doc training (1994-1998) and worked as a research scientist (1998-2005) at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. In 2005, he assumed an independent faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2005 and was promoted to the level of associate professor with tenure in 2011. In 2012, he joined Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and assumed a prominent academic position as the Dr. Ralph and Marian C. Falk Endowed Chair Professor of Biochemistry and served as the director of research of the department of biochemistry. In 2013, he joined the SUSTech as a tenured full professor and later became the chair of the biological department. Dr. Xiao is the director of the Center for Experimental Animals at SUSTech. Dr. Xiao is the dean of Zhicheng College at SUSTech. Dr. Xiao has made several contributions to our understanding the molecular control of skeletal development and homeostasis. His work is reported in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, many in high profile journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Nature Communications. He serves as a reviewer for the US National Science Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Health and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) and the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). Dr. Xiao’s research interests focus in the following areas: (1) to determine how osteoblast, osteoclast, and chondrocyte formation is controlled during skeletal development and homeostasis under physiological and pathological conditions; (2) to define the mechanisms that modulate bone angiogenesis; and more recently, (3) to study the roles of focal adhesion (FA) proteins, such as Kindlin-2, Migfilin and Pinch1/2, in skeletal development and homeostasis. By working on these projects, Xiao laboratory has also maintained a focus on important medical issues involving bone –osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, metastatic osteolytic lesions, and fracture healing. Information obtained from these studies will enhance our understanding of these pathological processes.

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Research

(1) to determine how osteoblast, osteoclast, and chondrocyte formation is controlled during skeletal development and homeostasis under physiological and pathological conditions;

(2) to define the mechanisms that modulate bone angiogenesis;

(3) to study the roles of focal adhesion (FA) proteins, such as Kindlin-2, Migfilin and Pinch1/2, in skeletal development and homeostasis.


Teaching

(1)Biochemistry II (Metabolism)

(2)Frontier in Life Sciences Seminar


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Dr. Xiao has made several contributions to our understanding the molecular control of skeletal development and homeostasis. His work is reported in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, many in high profile journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Nature Communications. He serves as a reviewer for the US National Science Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Health and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) and the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). Dr. Xiao’s research interests focus in the following areas: (1) to determine how osteoblast, osteoclast, and chondrocyte formation is controlled during skeletal development and homeostasis under physiological and pathological conditions; (2) to define the mechanisms that modulate bone angiogenesis; and more recently, (4) to study the roles of focal adhesion (FA) proteins, such as Kindlin-2, Migfilin and Pinch1/2, in skeletal development and homeostasis. By working on these projects, Xiao laboratory has also maintained a focus on important medical issues involving bone –osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, metastatic osteolytic lesions, and fracture healing. Information obtained from these studies will enhance our understanding of these pathological processes.

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  • Biology Professor selected as ASBMR Fellow

    The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) recently held its Annual Meeting, which saw Professor Xiao Guozhi from the Department of Biology at Southern University of Science and Technology selected as an ASBMR Fellow. He was the only mainland scholar selected for this honor in 2019. The Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research […]

    2019-10-14
  • Biology Department young researchers join ASBMR Class of Fellows

    The American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) recently held its Annual Meeting which saw two young scholars from Professor Xiao Guozhi’s research team at the Department of Biology win ASBMR young Investigator awards for their presentations. The two young scholars are Lei Yiming, a SUSTech graduate and Wang Yishu, a doctoral student from […]

    2019-10-04
  • Dean Xiao Guozhi of Zhicheng College: A warm family of students awaits you

    When Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) looks for the deans of its residential colleges, the most passionate teachers are the ones that stand out most often. Department of Biology Head Xiao Guozhi is an example of this, who carries the heavy load as also the Dean of Zhicheng College. There was no doubt […]

    2019-10-01

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