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Xiaohua GONG

The Pamela and Kenneth Fong Endowed Chair, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, University of California Berkeley, USA

Dr. Xiaohua Gong is currently professor of Optometry and Vision Science in UC Berkeley, USA. He is affiliated professor at Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, China. At UC Berkeley, Dr. Gong is a member of graduate advisory committee in the Vision Science program, a member of thesis committee of Ph.D. candidates, a member of qualifying exam committee of Ph.D. graduate students, and a member of the admission committee for the UCSF/UCB Bioengineering graduate program. Dr. Gong was educated in school of pharmacy and department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Fudan University (BA&MS), and in Biological Sciences at The Scripps Research Institute (PhD), CA, USA. He completed Postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Research Institute at UC San Diego.
Dr.Gong is interested in using multidisciplinary techniques from the fields of molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and electrophysiology to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control vertebrate organ-genesis and diseases, mainly, eye development and ocular diseases.
Dr.Gong has been granted for five NIH research grants and one East Bay Community Foundation grant for vision research. He has more than 52 publications in Peer-reviewed journals.

Dr.Gong is a reviewer for academic journals including PNAS, Development, JBC, J of Cell Science, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Experimental Eye Research, Mechanisms of Development, BBA Molecular Basis of Disease, Current Eye Research, Molecular Vision, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, American Journal of Pathology, The American Journal of Human Genetics, Developmental Neurobiology, Cell Communication and Adhesion. Currently, he is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, a member of the Society for Developmental Biology, an Adhoc member at BVS study section for NIH Peer Review Committee, a member of the Biology & Medicine Panel of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, and an editorial board member for JBC.