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Qizhi Tang, Ph.D.

Associate 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.

Most recent publications from a total of 70
  1. Bluestone JA, Buckner JH, Fitch M, Gitelman SE, Gupta S, Hellerstein MK, Herold KC, Lares A, Lee MR, Li K, Liu W, Long SA, Masiello LM, Nguyen V, Putnam AL, Rieck M, Sayre PH, Tang Q Bluestone JA, Buckner JH, Fitch M, Gitelman SE, Gupta S, Hellerstein MK, Herold KC, Lares A, Lee MR, Li K, Liu W, Long SA, Masiello LM, Nguyen V, Putnam AL, Rieck M, Sayre PH, Tang Q. Type 1 diabetes immunotherapy using polyclonal regulatory T cells. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Nov 25; 7(315):315ra189. View in PubMed
  2. Spence A, Klementowicz JE, Bluestone JA, Tang Q Spence A, Klementowicz JE, Bluestone JA, Tang Q. Targeting Treg signaling for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Curr Opin Immunol. 2015 Dec; 37:11-20. View in PubMed
  3. Tang Q Tang Q. Therapeutic window of interleukin-2 for autoimmune diseases. Diabetes. 2015 Jun; 64(6):1912-3. View in PubMed
  4. Nyitray CE, Chang R, Faleo G, Lance KD, Bernards DA, Tang Q, Desai TA Nyitray CE, Chang R, Faleo G, Lance KD, Bernards DA, Tang Q, Desai TA. Polycaprolactone Thin-Film Micro- and Nanoporous Cell-Encapsulation Devices. ACS Nano. 2015 Jun 23; 9(6):5675-82. View in PubMed
  5. Bluestone JA, Tang Q Bluestone JA, Tang Q. Immunotherapy: Making the case for precision medicine. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Mar 25; 7(280):280ed3. View in PubMed
  6. Mahne AE, Klementowicz JE, Chou A, Nguyen V, Tang Q Mahne AE, Klementowicz JE, Chou A, Nguyen V, Tang Q. Therapeutic regulatory T cells subvert effector T cell function in inflamed islets to halt autoimmune diabetes. J Immunol. 2015 Apr 1; 194(7):3147-55. View in PubMed
  7. Lindsay RS, Corbin K, Mahne A, Levitt BE, Gebert MJ, Wigton EJ, Bradley BJ, Haskins K, Jacobelli J, Tang Q, Krummel MF, Friedman RS Lindsay RS, Corbin K, Mahne A, Levitt BE, Gebert MJ, Wigton EJ, Bradley BJ, Haskins K, Jacobelli J, Tang Q, Krummel MF, Friedman RS. Antigen recognition in the islets changes with progression of autoimmune islet infiltration. J Immunol. 2015 Jan 15; 194(2):522-30. View in PubMed
  8. Tang Q, Kang SM Tang Q, Kang SM. Interpretation of transplant biopsies and immune responses following Treg cell therapy. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2014 Dec; 19(6):616-20. View in PubMed
  9. Tang Q Tang Q. Pharmacokinetics of therapeutic tregs. Am J Transplant. 2014 Dec; 14(12):2679-80. View in PubMed
  10. Wegorzewska M, Le T, Tang Q, MacKenzie TC Wegorzewska M, Le T, Tang Q, MacKenzie TC. Increased maternal T cell microchimerism in the allogeneic fetus during LPS-induced preterm labor in mice. Chimerism. 2014 Oct 2; 5(3-4):68-74. View in PubMed
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