Biographical Sketch: Xiaoli Zhao, Ph.D.

Xiaoli Zhao, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where she administers research grants in Inflammation and Innate Immunity, and Injury and Critical Illness. Prior to joining NIGMS, she was an associate professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy at Ohio State University. She earned a master of pediatrics from Shanxi Medical University in China and a Ph.D. in integrative biology and physiology from Rutgers University, and she completed her postdoctoral training.

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