Gong Xiaohua
  • DIVISON: Precision Medicine & Healthcare Research Center (TBSI)
  • EMAIL: xgong@berkeley.edu PHONE: (510) 642-2491

Xiaohua GONG (Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute)

Professor, School of Optometry

The Pamela and Kenneth Fong Endowed Chair

Vision Science Graduate Program

UC Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program 


Contact Information

695 Minor Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

Tel: (510) 642-2491

E-mail: xgong@berkeley.edu

Website: http://vision.berkeley.edu/gong/index.html 



1997 – 1998 Postdoctoral fellow, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA.

1993 – 1997 Ph.D., Program in Biological Sciences, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA.

1986 – 1989 Master, Shanghai Medical School, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

1979 - 1983   B.A., School of Pharmacy. Fudan University, Shanghai, China 


Academic History and Positions

2012 - current      Professor, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

2007 - 2012   Associate Professor, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

2003 - 2006 Assistant Professor, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

1999 - 2002   Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. 


Research Interests

My research aims to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of organ development and tissue regeneration, as well as to establish novel imaging and other detection tools for genetic and aging related diseases. Current research projects have been mainly directed to investigate eye development, ocular cell regeneration and vision losses caused by retinal degeneration, vascular disorders, and lens cataracts. New projects are also designed to develop advanced optical and/or electrical imaging systems, biochemical tools for early detections of molecular and cellular information in different organogenesis and related pathological conditions. The goal of my research is to develop new technological tools or medicine to diagnose, prevent, or cure human diseases. 


Research Expertise

Cellular Biology and Developmental Genetics of the Eye, Molecular and Cellular Image, Stem Cell and Tissue Regeneration. Intercellular Junctions and Communication, Signal Transduction, Ocular Therapy. 


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