Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Dr. Xiaoqing He has received her PhD in Peking Union medical college, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Currently, she is working as a pharmaceutical scientist/ research assistant professor in University of West Virginia, School of Pharmacy. Before that she was served as a project leader in National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the Centre of Disease Control, and as an adjunct assistant professor in University of West Virginia, School of Pharmacy. She has published 36 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals and 8 book chapters and many meeting proceedings. She is members of American Association of Cancer Research and Society of Toxicology. She has received several awards or honours from scientific society, includes Alice Hamilton Award from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Top Reviewer Award from Elsevier publisher.
Her research is focused on investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms of lung fibrosis and lung cancer and thereby develop therapeutically measures against these deadly diseases.
Current research interests:
1). Determine the role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on regulating chemical stress/nanoparticles induced lung fibrosis/cancer.
2). Elucidate the role and molecular mechanisms of redox regulation factor Nrf2 in retaining cancer stem cells (CSCs) function and develop specific small molecule inhibitors of Nrf2 to combat cancer stem cells and mitigate cancer metastasis and drug resistance.