Dr. Xia completed his graduate studies at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he earned his MS and PhD degrees (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). He completed his postdoctoral training in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 1999 he became Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and established a NIH-funded research lab to study AD. In 2012 he joined Department of Veterans Affairs Bedford VA Medical Center, and he leads an independent lab to explore molecular mechanism and biomarkers for AD.
Dr. Xia’s research interests involve target identification, characterization, validation and early stage drug development, with exploration of clinical biomarkers for AD. He has established multiple platforms to quantify pathological proteins like amyloid ß protein (Aß), Tau, neuroinflammatory factors, and related biomarkers. He also develops Mass Spectrometry-based analytic approaches to explore biomarkers for AD and other central nervous system disorders.
- Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, PhD
- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MS
- Fudan University, BS
- Published on 1/1/2017
Zhu H, Stern RA, Tao Q, Bourlas A, Essis MD, Chivukula M, Rosenzweig J, Steenkamp D, Xia W, Mercier GA, Tripodis Y, Farlow M, Kowall N, Qiu WQ. An amylin analog used as a challenge test for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2017 Jan; 3(1):33-43. PMID: 28503657.
- Published on 9/29/2016
Lee HK, Velazquez Sanchez C, Chen M, Morin PJ, Wells JM, Hanlon EB, Xia W. Three Dimensional Human Neuro-Spheroid Model of Alzheimer's Disease Based on Differentiated Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0163072. PMID: 27684569.
- Published on 1/15/2016
Lee HK, Morin P, Xia W. Peripheral blood mononuclear cell-converted induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from an early onset Alzheimer's patient. Stem Cell Res. 2016 Mar; 16(2):213-5. PMID: 27345971.
- Published on 11/2/2015
Xia W, Mo H. Potential of tocotrienols in the prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's disease. J Nutr Biochem. 2016 May; 31:1-9. PMID: 27133418.
- Published on 7/21/2015
Lee HK, Morin P, Wells J, Hanlon EB, Xia W. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from frontotemporal dementia patient's peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Stem Cell Res. 2015 Sep; 15(2):325-7. PMID: 26246272.
- Published on 7/2/2015
Kong R, Chang S, Xia W, Wong ST. Molecular dynamics simulation study reveals potential substrate entry path into ?-secretase/presenilin-1. J Struct Biol. 2015 Aug; 191(2):120-9. PMID: 26142917.
- Published on 5/6/2015
Stein TD, Montenigro PH, Alvarez VE, Xia W, Crary JF, Tripodis Y, Daneshvar DH, Mez J, Solomon T, Meng G, Kubilus CA, Cormier KA, Meng S, Babcock K, Kiernan P, Murphy L, Nowinski CJ, Martin B, Dixon D, Stern RA, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, McKee AC. Beta-amyloid deposition in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Jul; 130(1):21-34. PMID: 25943889.
- Published on 1/1/2015
Findeis MA, Schroeder FC, Creaser SP, McKee TD, Xia W. Natural Product and Natural Product-Derived Gamma Secretase Modulators from Actaea Racemosa Extracts. Medicines. 2015; (2):127-140.
- Published on 4/11/2014
Zhang Y, Shao H, Dong Y, Swain CA, Yu B, Xia W, Xie Z. Chronic treatment with anesthetic propofol attenuates ß-amyloid protein levels in brain tissues of aged mice. Transl Neurodegener. 2014; 3(1):8. PMID: 24725331.
- Published on 3/1/2014
Cai H, Yang Z, Cao X, Xia W, Xu X. A new iterative triclass thresholding technique in image segmentation. IEEE Trans Image Process. 2014 Mar; 23(3):1038-46. PMID: 24474373.
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