Xiao lab members

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Xiangshu Xiao, Ph.D.


Xiangshu received his B.S. from then Beijing Medical University (now Peking University Health Science Center). He then joined a master graduate program at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica in Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2001, he joined Purdue University as a Ph.D. student. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center from 2005-2007 and joined OHSU faculty in 2007.

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Bingbing Li, M.D., Ph.D.


Bingbing got her M.D. in 1998 from Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou, China. Realizing her great interest in basic research, she went to Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University to pursue a Master degree in Genetics. In 2002, she was accepted into the genetics graduate program at Purdue University in 2002 and joined Don Ready lab in 2003. Her thesis was to study the function of MyoV in Drosophila eye development (rhabdomere development) and photoreceptor pigment granule movement. Inspired by the book "Racing to the Beginning of the Road: The Search for the Origin of Cancer" by Bob Weinberg, she got interested in cancer research. So she joined Xianghsu Xiao's lab and has been working on the pharmacology and mechanism of action of novel anti-cancer compounds. She has two daughters and all her free time is theirs. Still she tries to find time to read all kinds of books.

Jiangling Peng, Ph.D.


Jiangling Peng obtained his B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Hunan Normal University, China in 2008 and his Ph.D. Degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Guangzhou Institute of biomedicine and health (GIBH), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014. He joined Dr. Xiao's group at OHSU in 2015 as a postdoc. He is working on the project of CREB.


Qianli Meng, Ph.D.


Qianli completed his undergraduate studies in 2011 with a B.S degree obtained from Anhui Normal University, China. After that, he entered the doctoral program at Louisiana State University, USA. In Prof. M. Graca H. Vicente and Prof. Kevin M. Smith's research group, Qianli completed his dissertation research on synthesis, analysis and applications of near-IR boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) fluorophores. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 2017, and then he moved to Portland to join Prof. Xiao's research group as a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon Health and Science University. His current research focuses on synthesis of various small-molecule lamin inhibitors.


Weiliang Chen, Ph.D.

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Weiliang Chen obtained his B.S. in 2010 from Sichuan University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sichuan University with a major in Organic Chemistry in 2015.  Weiliang studied on total synthesis and drug discovery in Prof. Tius group at the University of Hawaii from Nov 2016 to Oct 2017. Weiliang joined Xiao's group at OHSU in Dec. 2016. He is working on developing inhibitors of CREB.


Hannah Sanford-Crane, M.Sc.

Hannah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park; with a major in animal sciences. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant at the Gudelskey Veterinary Center testing the efficacy of poultry infectious laryngotracheitis recombinant vaccinations. She also worked as an advanced research intern at Dow Electronic Materials, investigating the transport properties of Chemical Mechanical Planerization Pads. Following her graduation, she began a career with Sigmovir Biosystems as a laboratory operations manager and completed her Masters of Science degree at the Johns Hopkins University in Biotechnology with a focus on epidemiology and public health. After three years in industry, she decided to further her career with a Ph.D. at Oregon Health &Sciences University where she is currently working in the Xiangshu Xiao lab in the Physiology & Pharmacology department 

Audrey Dannar, BA


Audrey received her B.A. from Reed College, Portland, OR in May 2017. Her thesis studied photochromic DASA dimers with a focus on synthetic and physical chemistry. Audrey worked at the Reed Research Reactor as a senior reactor operator throughout her time at Reed, and conducted research in the analytical chemistry laboratory. Audrey joined the Xiao lab in June 2017 as an organic chemist and works synthesizing small molecule lamin modulators. Audrey enjoys biking to work and her favorite hobbies are reading and taking care of her houseplants and garden.