Xin Gao

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor


Website: Xin Gao's website

Phone: 608-263-0845

4005 WIMR, 1111 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705

Placeholder headshot


PhD UW-Madison, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

Research Summary

The overarching goal of the Gao lab’s research is to understand the functional roles of bone marrow microenvironment in regulating hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during normal, pre-malignant and malignant hematopoiesis.

Research Detail

Current projects focus on three general areas: 1) understand the functions of nociceptive nerves in regulating HSC behavior and blood diseases; 2) explore the contributions of aged bone marrow microenvironment to age-related blood diseases; 3) investigate the roles of macrophages in the HSC niche. My laboratory combines in vivo and in vitro approaches, including molecular and cellular techniques, mouse models as well as patients-derived xenotransplantation models. Ultimately, we hope that our research will help inform the development of novel strategies to advance the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of blood disorders.