Xiaohu (Tiger) Xie, Ph.D.

Dr. Xiaohu (Tiger) Xie is a pharmacologist with broad experience in neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and analytical chemistry. Dr. Xie received his Ph.D. in pharmacology in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he studied cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization, an animal model of drug addiction, using neuropharmacological and analytical chemistry techniques. He continued his research in drug addiction by working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focused on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of environmental stimuli-induced cocaine relapse, cocaine memory reconsolidation, and drug context-induced impulsive decision making using pharmacogenetic techniques. Dr. Xie received a NIH exploratory/developmental research grant award (R21), and became an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. He worked with a team of analytical chemists and biomedical engineers to develop novel microelectrodes and biosensors to measure various chemicals and neurotransmitters using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry technique in the brain of behaving animals. Dr. Xie’s genuine interest for science has helped him gain a broad knowledge of technology development in general, and encouraged him to make contributions to scientific community as editorial board member and reviewer for multiple scientific journals. In his free time, Dr. Xie loves to volunteer in the pharmacy at Urban Ministries of Wake County.

Education: B.S. in Pharmacy from Nanjing University; Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Tennessee Health Science Center