Xin-Hai Pei, M.D., Ph.D.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Pei's research is primarily focused on how cell cycle inhibitors control cancer stem cells and tumorigenesis in multiple organs. Dr. Pei is very interested in how tumor suppressors (Brca1, Pten, Men1) and transcription factors (GATA3, Bmi1) regulate and collaborate with the INK4 family of CDK inhibitors to control cell proliferation, differentiation, and tumorigenesis. More specifically, his research uses genetically engineered mice as a tool to determine how INK4 genes control cancer stem cells in lung, breast, prostate, and endocrine organs.