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Shengyan Xiang, PHD

Research Associate, College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

Research Associate, Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-1278


  • Ph.D, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peking University, 2009
  • PHD, Peking University, Health Science Center, 2007
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Peking University, 2002

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cancer Biology

Recent Publications

  • Wang, L.Xiang, S.Williams, KA.Dong, H.Bai, W.Nicosia, SV.Khochbin, S.Bepler, G.Zhang, X. Depletion of HDAC6 enhances cisplatin-induced DNA damage and apoptosis in non-small cell lung cancer cells. PloS one. 7(9) : e44265, 2012.
  • Zhang, B.Xiang, S.Zhong, Q.Yin, Y.Gu, L.Deng, D. The p16-specific reactivation and inhibition of cell migration through demethylation of CpG islands by engineered transcription factors. Human gene therapy. 23(10) : 1071-81, 2012.
  • Yonghua Yang, A KW Tse, Pengfei Li, Qiuping Ma, Shengyan Xiang, Santo V Nicosia, Edward Seto, Xiaohong Zhang, Wenlong Bai Inhibition of androgen receptor activity by histone deacetylase 4 through receptor SUMOylation Oncogene. 30(19) : 2207-2218, 2011.
  • Zhang, Y.Dong, H.Li, Z.Xiang, S.Zhu, Y.Zhang, M.Liu, J.Bai, W.Nicosia, SV.Chen, J.Zhao, RJ.Zhang, X. Bing De Ling, a Chinese herbal formula, inhibits cancer cells growth via p53. Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition). 2: 221-30, 2010.
  • Xiang, S.Liu, Z.Zhang, B.Zhou, J.Zhu, BD.Ji, J.Deng, D. Methylation status of individual CpG sites within Alu elements in the human genome and Alu hypomethylation in gastric carcinomas. BMC cancer. 10: 44, 2010.
  • Luo, D.Zhang, B.Lv, L.Xiang, S.Liu, Y.Ji, J.Deng, D. Methylation of CpG islands of p16 associated with progression of primary gastric carcinomas. Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology. 86(6) : 591-8, 2006.

Positions Held

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Pathology and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida 2008 - 2012)