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Xuetao Cao

Xuetao Cao

Xuetao Cao

Professor of Immunology


Founding Director (China)

  • Founding Director (CAMS), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute (COI)
  • Professor of Immunology

Professor Xuetao Cao is the current President of Nankai University, China and the former President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College until February 2018. Professor Cao was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2005, German Academy of Sciences in 2013 and French Academy of Medicine in 2014. He was President of Chinese Society for Immunology for 8 years (2006.10-2014.10). He is currently the Secretary General of Chinese Society for Immunology (2014.10- ), President of Federation of Immunological Societies in Asia and Oceania FIMSA (2012.5- 2015.6) and President of Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases GACD (2013.12-2015.12).

Professor Xuetao Cao’s major interests are innate response and immune regulation, immunobiology of APCs (dendritic cells, macrophages), cancer immunotherapy. He has made important contributions to the understanding of signaling pathways in innate immunity and inflammation, identification of immune cell subsets and new immune molecules in immune response and cancer, all of his work was completed in China.