Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD

Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, is currently an associate professor of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo). Dr. Mu obtained his MD from Qingdao Medical College (now Qingdao University School of Medicine) located in Qingdao, China, and PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Peking Union Medical College located in Beijing. He subsequently received training in molecular biology and developmental biology at the National Institutes of Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He started his own lab at SUNY-Buffalo in 2008. Dr. Mu’s major research interests are the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the generation of the diverse cell types in the retina. He has made major contributions to our understanding of the gene regulatory network controlling the formation of retinal ganglion cells. His current research focuses are on both retinal cell fate determination and in vitro differentiation of retinal neurons for therapeutic purposes.