Dermatology & Pigmentation Disorders
Qingfang Xu


Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University

PR China

Journal Short Name - DPD


I graduated from Shanghai Medical university(FuDan university ) in 1992 ,and got bachelor degree. Then, I continued my study for Master degree in Department of Dermatology and Venereology, HuaShan Hospital. My tutor was famous professor XiaSheng Wang. I did research about resistence of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae to antibiotics in vitro. After graduation, I worked in Department of Dermatology and Venereology,Third Affiliated hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. I did some clinic research about vitiligo.In 2008, I was promoted and became an vice professor. I am interested in photoaging. In 2009, I became a student of respectable professor Wei Lai for Doctor degree. I have investigated the relationship between cathepsinK and elastosis , the involvement of MAPK/AP-1 pathway in UVA -induced cathepsin K expression, which were supported by National Natural science foundation of China. I ’m the member of GuangDong Provincial Association of medical aesthetics and cosmetology. Also, I am the tutor of postgraduate students.

Reasearch Interest

cathepsins; elastosis; advanced glycation end products; photoaging.

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