Gaofeng Xiong

Assistant Professor

Contact 614-292-4169 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
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Veterinary Biosciences

Professional Training and experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University
  • Research Assistant Professor, Markey Cancer Center, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • Research Scientist, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky
  • Postdoc, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky
  • PhD, Developmental Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BA, Biology, Nanchang University

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanism leading to therapy resistance, recurrence and metastasis in breast cancer
  • New biomarkers and therapeutic targets for breast cancer treatment
  • Translational study to improve current breast cancer therapeutic strategies
  • Develop novel in vitro and in vivo models for testing novel anti-cancer drugs or drug delivery



  • American Association for Cancer Research


Professional Services

  • 2023 Ad hoc Reviewer for NIH study section: ATA


Journal Peer-Reviewing

  • Integrative Biology, Journal of Nanomaterials, International Journal of Biological Sciences, Journal of Biochemistry and Physiology, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, International Journal of Cancer, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Development, Frontiers in Oncology, Growth and Differentiation Life Sciences, Genes & Genomics


Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2023 NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)
  • 2019 American Cancer Society, Institutional Research Grant Award
  • 2016 Oral Presentation on Markey Cancer Center Research Day Symposium
  • 2015 Highlighting work on the front cover story of Integrative Biology Journal
  • 2010 Award of Academic Excellent graduate in Chinese Academy of Science
  • 2005 Award of Wang’s Foundation fellowship at Nanchang University
  • 2004 Prize for Outstanding Students at Social Work at Nanchang University
  • 2004 Wang Xuedong’s scholarship at Nanchang University
  • 2003 First Prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling