Hong Xu graduated from Nankai University with a B.S. in 1995 and received a M.S. from Peking University in 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he worked with Craig Montell. Dr. Xu did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco with Patrick O’Farrell, during which time he received the Larry L. Hillblom Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Xu has been a tenure-track Investigator with the NHLBI since 2010.