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Yaguang Xi

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Professor and Department Head, Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Xi previously practiced as a surgeon before pursuing graduate studies for a PhD in cell biology. Currently, his research programs, supported by multiple NIH R01 grants, focus on cancer drug development, specifically targeting metastatic breast cancer and colorectal cancer. Dr. Xi possess extensive teaching and mentoring experience across various levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members. Many of his trainees have successfully established independent careers. Dr. Xi’s current research interest lies in the intersection of AI and biomedical research, particularly AI's role in cancer drug development. Since joining UGA as the Department Head of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy in August 2023, he is keen on expanding his focus to AI and biomedical research.

  • M.D. Inner Mongolia Medical University, 1996
  • Ph.D. Peking University, 2003
  • M.B.A. University of South Alabama, 2012

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