Ru Xiao, PhD

Associate director
Gene Transfer Vector Core
Schepens Eye Research Institute






Ru Xiao received her M.D. in Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, where she also got the M.S. degree of Molecular Pharmacology. After 2.5 years of resident training in the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, she moved to the U.S. and started her postdoctoral training in Dr. James Wilson Lab at UPENN. In the 5-year postdoctoral training, she mainly focused on developing new AAV vector systems for gene therapy, investigating host-vector interaction and gene transfer in eye. In 2012, she was recruited to Dr. Luk Vandenberghe Lab in Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass Eye and Ear. She helped to establish the Gene Transfer Vector Core and became the associate director of the core. The core provides services of production and QC on AAV vectors. Ru also provides consultation and assistance on viral vector design and construction.