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Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang

Assistant Professor

231C Polk Hall


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We’re always looking for talented, driven undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to join our Reproductive Biology and Nutrition Team!

If you are interested in our research, please contact Dr. Xiaoqiu Wang.

Recent Publications

  1. Paudel S, Wu G, Wang X. Amino acids in cell signaling: regulation and function. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 2021; Vol.1332 (In press)
  2. Frank JW, Steinhauser CB, Wang X, Burghardt RC, Bazer FW, Johnson GA. Loss of ITGB3 in Ovine Conceptuses Decreases Conceptus Expression of NOS3 and SPP1: Implications for the Developing Placental Vasculaturedagger. Biology of Reproduction 2020 Nov 24; ioaa212. PMID: 33232974
  3. Moustafa SM, Young SL, Wang T, Wu S, Wang X, Spencer T, DeMayo FJ. Endometrial epithelial FOXO1 directly modulates signaling pathways necessary for uterine receptivity. Fertility and Sterility. 2019; 112(3), Supplement, e314-e315.
  4. Wang X, Li X, Tianyuan Wang, Wu S, Jeong J, Kim TH, Young SL, Lessey BA, Lanz RB, Lydon JP, DeMayo FJ. SOX17 regulates uterine epithelial-stromal crosstalk acting via a distal enhancer upstream of IhhNature Communications 2018; 24;9(1):4421. PMID: 30356064
  5. Wang X*, Vasquez YM*, Wetendorf M, Franco HL, Mo Q, Wang T, Lanz RB, Young SL, Lessey BA, Lydon JP, DeMayo FJ. FOXO1 regulates uterine epithelial integrity and progesterone receptor expression critical for embryo implantation. PLOS Genetics 2018; 19;14(11):e1007787. (*Equal contributionPMID: 30452456
  6. Wang X, Zhu Y, Feng C, Lin G, Wu G, Li D, Wang J. Innate differences and colostrum-induced alterations of jejunal mucosal proteins in piglets with intrauterine growth restriction. British Journal of Nutrition 2018; 119(7):734-747. PMID: 29569542
  7. Lenis YY, Johnson GA, Wang X, Tang WW, Dunlap KA, Satterfield MC, Wu G, Hansen TR, Bazer FW. Functional roles of ornithine decarboxylase and arginine decarboxylase during the peri-implantation period of pregnancy in sheep. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2018; 9:10. PMID: 29410783
  8. Wang X, Wu SP, DeMayo FJ. Hormone dependent uterine epithelial-stromal communication for pregnancy support. Placenta 2017; pii: S0143-4004(17)30652-5. PMID: 28716426
  9. Wang X, Dunlap KA. Delivery of morpholino antisense oligonucleotides to a developing ovine conceptus via luminal injection into a ligated uterine horn. Methods in Molecular Biology 2017; 1565:241-250. PMID: 28364248
  10. Woods L, Perez-Garcia V, Kieckbusch J, Wang X, DeMayo FJ, Colucci F, Hemberger M. Decidualisation and placentation defects are a major cause of age-related reproductive decline. Nature Communications. 2017; 8(1):352. PMID: 28874785

The complete list of publications can be found:


Postdoc Reproductive and Developmental Biology NIEHS/NIH

Ph.D. Physiology of Reproduction Texas A&M University

Ph.D. Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences China Agricultural University

B.Sc. Animal Science China Agricultural University

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Reproductive and Developmental Biology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Uterine Biology and Pregnancy
  • Biochemistry, Nutrition and Physiology of Amino Acids and Protein
  • Growth and Development of Animals
  • Placental Biology
  • Fetal Nutrition, Metabolism and Growth
  • Animal Models of Human Diseases