• Room 4032, UPMC-Clinical Lab Building; 3477 Euler Way Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • 412-647-0462
  • xuq5@upmc.edu


Assistant Professor, Pathology; University of Pittsburgh; Associate Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, UPMC

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Area(s):
Human Immunology

Disparity on human leukocyte antigens (HLA) between the donor and recipient is the main barrier to the long-term survival of allogeneic transplantation.  Recently evidence indicated that immunity to self-antigens may contribute to allograft dysfunction.  Dr. Xu’s main research interest is immune risk assessment before and after organ transplantation.  Specifically, he is interested in 1) detecting donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) to facilitate organ transplantation, diagnose and treat rejections, 2) roles of autoantibodies in organ transplantation and native organ-specific diseases.

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