Keywords: spinal cord injury, neural regeneration research

Dr. Xu’s research has focused on neuroprotection, axonal regeneration, and recovery of function of traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries.

We are particularly interested in promoting regeneration and/or reorganization of long descending supraspinal axons such as those from the corticospinal tract (CST), the rubrospinal (RST) and the descending propriospinal tract (dPST).


  1. Glucocorticoid receptor, inflammation, and cell death
  2. Phospholipase A2 as a novel target for neuroprotection
  3. Schwann cell transplantation
  4. Corticospinal regeneration
  5. Traumatic brain injury


  • Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research
Past Affiliations
Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience
PhD, Ohio State University, Anatomy and Neurobiology, 1990
MS, Shanghai Second Medical University, China, Medicine, 1985
BS, Shanghai Second Medical University, China, Medicine, 1975