Xudong Shi, MD, PhD

Associate Scientist

(608) 263-5961

Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) BLDG. 1485
1111 Highland Avenue


  • MD, Peking University Health Sciences Center, Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
  • MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Developmental Biology
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Reproductive Biology
  • Research fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cell Signaling and Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

Dr. Shi is interested in the molecular signaling mechanisms involved in vascular and stem cell biology. Specifically, his research is focused on studying TGF-beta signaling in adult stem cell mobilization, differentiation and proliferation after vascular injury. His research goals include: 1) to decipher the TGF-beta signaling events in mobilization of stem cells and promote smooth muscle cell proliferation; 2) to define the origin of cells in vascular restenotic disease after by-pass injury; and 3) to develop and test nanoparticle based drug delivery system for treatment of vascular restenotic disease.