Dr. Xiao received the Master Degree in Orthodontics from the School of Stomatology, Peking University (P.R. China), and the PhD in Biochemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She got the post-doctoral training at the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, UCLA (CA, US) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University (CA, US). She then moved to the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific as an assistant professor. Her research is driven by utilizing stem cells in tissue damage repair. Her interest is to translate the research into clinic to help patients who have dental pulp damage, alveolar bone damage, xerostomia (dry mouth) subsequent to salivary gland damage, and other types of tissue damage.
Dr. Xiao's current work focuses on manipulating dental pulp stem cells for dental pulp and other tissue regeneration.