Xiaoming Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

Veterans Health Foundation

Xiaoming Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigator Research Interests


  • Research Investigator, GRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Passistant Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  1. Investigate microglia/macrophage responses after stroke
  2. Explore “recovery-enhancing drugs” that not only promote gray matter integrity but also enhance white matter recovery after stroke
  3. Explore the role of regulatory T cells in ischemic stroke

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. Stroke
  2. Inflammatio
  3. Microglia
  4. Regulatory T cells
  5. White matter injury

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Animal models of ischemic stroke
  2. Primary cell cultures for neuron-glial cell interaction
  3. Molecular biology and immunohistochemistry
  4. Immune cell preparation and adoptive transfer
  5. Flow cytometry and cell sorting