Visiting Graduate Student
1035 Medical Laboratories
500 Newton Rd
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Agriculture, School of Veterinary Medicine, Henan University of Technology and Sciences, 2005-2009
MS and PhD Program, Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2009-present

Research Interest

I have been working on a project related to ErbB2-induced mammary tumor initiation and metastasis. Recently, our lab identified a novel factor CD177 which is differentially expression in tumors derived from different tumor-originating cells (TICs). I am interested in developing novel genetic mouse model of CD177 and studying its role in ErbB2-induced mammary tumor initiation, using both transplant and spontaneous mouse models of human breast cancer.


  1. Guangwei Zhao, Bo shen, Qing Xie, Lixin Xu, Ruofeng Yan, Xiaokai Song, I.A. Hassan, Xiangrui Li. Detection of Toxoplasma gondii in free-range chickens in China based on circulating antigens and antibodies. Veterinary Parasitology 2012 Apr 30;185(2-4):72-7.
  2. Guangwei Zhao, Bo Shen, Qing Xie, Lixin Xu, Ruofeng Yan, Xiaokai Song, Hassan I. A., Xiangrui Li.Isolation and molecular characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from chickens in the People’s Republic of China. Agricultural Sciences in China (accepted).