Xiao Chen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Xiao Chen is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Division of Hematology and Oncology. He obtained his medical degree from Fujian Medical University in China and his PhD degree in immunology from Technical University of Dresden in Germany. He joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the MCW in 2010.
Dr. Chen's current research focuses on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which is a serious, frequently fatal complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Specifically, he is investigating the role of retinoic acid in the pathophysiology of GVHD. This project is supported by prestigious Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Award from the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). He also has a strong interest in tumor immunology and immunotherapy. His long term research goal is to find ways to augment the beneficial graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect while minimizing GVHD in order to make allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation a more effective and safer treatment for cancer patients.