Haigang Gu, MD, PhD
Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Haigang Gu is presently working as Post doctoral fellow in Vanderbilt University, USA. He completed Ph.D.in Biomedical Engineering from Peking Union Medical College,Tsinghua University, China in 2007. He worked as an Assistant Professor in Guangzhou Medical College, China (2007-2008). He has received Young investigator award several times. He authored over 20 research articles.
Research has been mainly focus on understanding (1) the mechanisms of proliferation and neuronal differentiation of embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells, such as neural stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells, (2) stem cellbased therapies for the treatment of such as Alzheimer’s disease and ischemic stroke(3) sustained release neurotrophic factors or neurotrophic factor genes for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease.