Leyan Xu, M.D., Ph.D. Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Leyan Xu, M.D., Ph.D., is a faculty member in the neuropathology division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has extensive experience in animal surgeries related to the central nervous system and has profound expertise in pathology, cell biology, and neuroscience. He has made progress in the treatment of motor neuron diseases with human neural stem cells and has published his achievements in three peer-reviewed papers.
Commentary on “The Promise and the Reality of Stem-Cell Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases”
Vassilis E. Koliatsos, M.D., and Leyan Xu, M.D., Ph.D., describe the research leading up to Dr. Jonathan Glass' clinical trial, which tests the safety of using stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. See also Glass's article describing his research.