Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics
Guifa  Xi, MD, PhD

Guifa Xi, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Focus of Work


Pediatric gliomas are among the most formidable and devastating cancers in children. Surgery followed by radio- and/or chemotherapy is often ineffective due to chemo- and/or radio-resistance. Our research is focusing on the role of posttranslational histone protein modifications in therapeutic resistance.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Tongji Medical University, China (2004)
  • PhD: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2007)



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