Qijin Xu, PhD
Qijin Xu, PhD is a research scientist in Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Xu’s research focuses on the roles of cancer stem cells in cancer initiation and progression and the mechanisms, cancer vaccinations for brain tumors, adult stem cells as a cancer targeting system and cancer invasion and metastases and targeted therapy. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented his research at society meetings nationally and internationally.
After earning a bachelor’s in geology from Beijing University in China, Dr. Xu earned a master’s in protein chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He earned a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.