Xiangming Ji, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
Our research focuses on metabolic studies in the airway epithelium from normal cells to at-risk epithelial cells all the way to cancer cells. We are accumulating evidence for a critical role of metabolic reprogramming in the airway epithelial compartment at the core of the development of lung diseases such as CF, COPD, and lung cancer. Our current research is focused on the elucidation the molecular mechanism of these metabolic reprogramming in lung diseases. Our work is highly interdisciplinary and involves the fields of thoracic biology, cancer metabolism, and metabolic flux analysis. Ultimately the goals of these projects are to exploit potential metabolites which be used as the therapeutic and diagnostic biomarkers in the future.