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Qizhi Tang, Ph.D.

Qizhi Tang, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Transplantation Research Laboratory

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(415) 476-1739
(415) 476-0789
(415) 502-8326 Fax
Qizhi.Tang@ucsfmedctr.org
   
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  • Peking Union Medical College, China, B.S., Medicine, 1984-89
  • University of South Alabama, M.S., Microbiology, 1989-91
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., Immunology, 1991-96
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, 1996-98
  • University Of Chicago, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, 1998-00
  • University of California, San Francisco, California, Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, 2000-02
  • Autoimmunity
  • Immune Tolerance
  • Immunotherapy
  • Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
  • Suppressor-Effector
  • T-Lymphocyte Subsets
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Transplantation Immunology
  • Transplantation Tolerance

Dr. Tang received her bachelor's degree at Peking Union Medical College in China. She completed her graduate education in the US, getting her master's degree from the University of South Alabama and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed post doctoral fellowships at the University of Illinois at Chicago and under renowned immunologist Dr. Jeffrey Bluestone at the University of Chicago and the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Tang joined the staff at the University of California, San Francisco in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in the Diabetes Center where she focused on immune tolerance. She joined the transplantation department in 2007 to lead basic research on transplant immunology. She now focuses on regulatory T cell biology. She is one of the first to grow regulatory T cells and apply these cells in experimental therapy.

In addition to Dr. Tang's research duties, she has presented several national lectures. She has also published dozens of articles in the field of immunology.

  1. Tang Q, Henriksen KJ, Boden EK, Tooley AJ, Ye J, Subudhi SK, Zheng XX, Strom TB, Bluestone JA. Cutting edge: CD28 controls peripheral homeostasis of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 171:3348-52, Oct/1/2003.
  2. Tang Q, Henriksen KJ, Bi M, Finger EB, Szot G, Ye J, Masteller EL, McDevitt H, Bonyhadi M, Bluestone JA. In vitro-expanded antigen-specific regulatory T cells suppress autoimmune diabetes. J Exp Med. 199:1455-65, Jun/7/2004.
  3. Tang Q, Adams JY, Tooley AJ, Bi M, Fife BT, Serra P, Santamaria P, Locksley RM, Krummel MF, Bluestone JA. Visualizing regulatory T cell control of autoimmune responses in nonobese diabetic mice. Nat Immunol. 7: 83-92, Jan/2006.
  4. Tang Q, Bluestone JA. Regulatory T-cell physiology and application to treat autoimmunity. Immunol Rev. 212:217-37, Aug/2006.
  5. Tang Q, Krummel MF. Imaging the function of regulatory T cells in vivo. Curr Opin Immunol. 18: 496-502, Aug/2006.

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