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Hehuang “David” Xie

Associate Professor
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Xie is using neuron stem cells and primary neuronal cultures for functional assays to understand the epigenetic mechanisms underlying brain development and neurological disorders.


The Xie lab is exploiting transgenic mouse models to understand how brain cells gain specific functions and properties in response to environmental stimuli. In addition, their lab has implemented a number of computational pipelines to perform high-throughput sequencing data analysis for RNAseq, ChIPseq, methylome sequencing and single cell “Omics” data.