Dr. Xia is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology, a principal investigator in the Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, and a core faculty member in the Pittsburgh Institute of Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research. In addition, he is an associated scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a collaborator scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School. He is a board-certfied neurologist and has subspecialty expertise in neuroinflammation and neuroimmunology, including multiple sclerosis. He has extensive experience in leading large-scale multi-centered human translational and clinical research studies.
Dr. Xia leads the Laboratory of Translational Neurology and Neuroinflammation at University of Pittsburgh. His research team harnesses multi-dimensional patient-derived information (genomics, transcriptomics, epignomics, microbiomes, immune profiling, electronic health records, biometric measurements and neuroimaging phenotypes) and deploy integrative computational and analytical approaches to gain insights into the underlying disease process and translate these findings into the clinical arena to improve individualized risk prediction, prevention, and management in multiple sclerosis and other related disorders of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.