Xunlei Kang, MD, PhD

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

I am interested in studying stem-cell regulation within the hematopoietic system. Our current focus is microenvironment and cell-signaling regulation of blood stem cells in three contexts: normal blood development and maintenance; in the process of aging; and in the development of leukemia. Our ultimate goal is to reveal molecular mechanism that is uniquely deregulated during aging and/or transformation, which can be used to identify novel biomarkers of disease and targets for the development of therapeutics.