Wa Xian, Ph.D.
Wa Xian, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR150104
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Rising Stars
Recruited From: 
University of Connecticut
Date Awarded: 
September 10, 2015
Grant Amount: 

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. While it may respond well initially to chemotherapy, it also often recurs, and can be deadly within six months.

Now, a stem-cell biologist at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, Wa Xian, believes she may be on the verge of being able to prevent the recurrence of ovarian cancer. Xian was recruited in 2015 to the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine from the University of Connecticut Health Center, with the help of a Rising Star Award from CPRIT.

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