Hua Xu, PhD
Associate Professor

Contact:

PO Box 245073 Tucson, AZ 85724
Admin Office: 
(520) 626-7050

Specialty

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Education

PhD Education: 
The University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2001
PhD Fellowship: 
The University of Arizona

Research

Research Interests: 

Nutrient transporters--sodium-hydrogen exchangers (NHEs) and sodium-dependent phosphate cotransporters (NaPi) at functional and gene expression levels. These studies help to understand how the body system responses to the normal physiological changes and pathophysiological conditions.

Publications

2019

Xu, H., J. Li, H. Chen, and F. K. Ghishan, "NHE8 Deficiency Promotes Colitis-Associated Cancer in Mice via Expansion of Lgr5-Expressing Cells.", Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol, vol. 7, issue 1, pp. 19-31, 2019. PMCID: PMC6240644  PMID: 30465020