Dr. Xu received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. Dr. Xu brings to UTSW a strong background in clinical medicine, benign and malignant radiology, and molecular biology. Dr. Xu’s research is focused on the role of stress signaling in mammalian physiology with its relevance in human disease.


Medical School
Peking Union Medical College (2003), Radiology

Research Interest

  • Environmental Stress Signaling
  • HIF Biology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Acetate/ACSS2 Switch Regulates HIF-2 Stress Signaling in the Tumor Cell Microenvironment.
Chen R, Xu M, Nagati JS, Hogg RT, Das A, Gerard RD, Garcia JA PLoS ONE 2015 10 2 e0116515
An acetate switch regulates stress erythropoiesis.
Xu M, Nagati JS, Xie J, Li J, Walters H, Moon YA, Gerard RD, Huang CL, Comerford SA, Hammer RE, Horton JD, Chen R, Garcia JA Nat. Med. 2014 Aug
The acetylase/deacetylase couple CREB-binding protein/Sirtuin 1 controls hypoxia-inducible factor 2 signaling.
Chen R, Xu M, Hogg RT, Li J, Little B, Gerard RD, Garcia JA J. Biol. Chem. 2012 Aug 287 36 30800-11
Mediastinal lymphangiohemangioma communicating with the left innominate vein.
Xu M, Luo D, Lei W, Zhang H, Wu N, Zhou C J Comput Assist Tomogr 2005 Sep-Oct 29 5 650-2
The abnormal expression of retinoic acid receptor-beta, p 53 and Ki67 protein in normal, premalignant and malignant esophageal tissues.
Xu M, Jin YL, Fu J, Huang H, Chen SZ, Qu P, Tian HM, Liu ZY, Zhang W World J. Gastroenterol. 2002 Apr 8 2 200-2