Peng Xiao, Ph.D.

Peng XiaoOperational Director of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Core

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy

PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University, 2007
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hunan Normal University, 2001

Phone: (402) 559-2083
Fax: (402) 559-5942

Mailing Address:
6011 Durham Research Center
985145, Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5145

 Publications listed in PubMed


  1. Dai HD, Doucet GE, Wang Y, Puga T, Samson K, Xiao P, Khan AS. Longitudinal Assessments of Neurocognitive Performance and Brain Structure Associated With Initiation of Tobacco Use in Children, 2016 to 2021. JAMA Netw Open. 2022. 5:e2225991. PMID: 35947383; PMCID: PMC9366547.
  2. Liu B, Kong Y, Shi W, Kuss M, Liao K, Hu G, Xiao P, Sankarasubramanian J, Guda C, Wang X, Lei Y, Duan B. Exosomes derived from differentiated human ADMSC with the Schwann cell phenotype modulate peripheral nerve-related cellular functions. Bioact Mater. 2021. 14:61-75. PMID: 35310346; PMCID: PMC8892082.
  3. Wu S, Kumar V, Xiao P, Kuss M, Lim JY, Guda C, Butcher J, Duan B. Age related extracellular matrix and interstitial cell phenotype in pulmonary valves. Sci Rep. 2020. 10:21338. PMID: 33288823; PMCID: PMC7721746.
  4. Gao L, Kumar V, Vellichirammal NN, Park SY, Rudebush TL, Yu L, Son WM, Pekas EJ, Wafi AM, Hong J, Xiao P, Guda C, Wang HJ, Schultz HD, Zucker IH. Functional, proteomic and bioinformatic analyses of Nrf2- and Keap1- null skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2020. 598:5427-5451. PMID: 32893883; PMCID: PMC7749628.
  5. Odegaard KE, Schaal VL, Clark AR, Koul S, Gowen A, Sankarasubramani J, Xiao P, Guda C, Lisco SJ, Yelamanchili SV, Pendyala G. Characterization of the intergenerational impact of in utero and postnatal oxycodone exposure. Transl Psychiatry. 2020.10:329. PMID: 32968044; PMCID: PMC7511347.
  6. Tan YD, Xiao P, Guda C. In-depth Mendelian randomization analysis of causal factors for coronary artery disease. Sci Rep. 2020. 10:9208. PMID: 32514076; PMCID: PMC7280530.
  7. Shahjin F, Guda RS, Schaal VL, Odegaard K, Clark A, Gowen A, Xiao P, Lisco SJ, Pendyala G, Yelamanchili SV. Brain-derived extracellular vesicle microRNA signatures associated with in utero and postnatal oxycodone exposure. Cells. 2019. 9(1). PMID:31861723; PMCID:PMC7016745.
  8. Cserhati MF, Xiao P, Guda C. K-mer-Based motif analysis in insect species across AnophelesDrosophila, and Glossina Genera and its application to species classification. Comput Math Methods Med. 2019. 2019:4259479. PMID:31827584; PMCID:PMC6881769.
  9. LeVan TD, Xiao P, Kumar G, Kupzyk K, Qiu F, Klinkebiel D, Eudy J, Cowan K, Berger AM. Genetic variants in circadian rhythm genes and self-reported sleep quality in women with breast cancer. J Circadian Rhythms. 2019. 17:6. PMID:31303884; PMCID:PC6611482.
  10. Cserhati MF, Mooter ME, Peterson L, Wicks B, Xiao P, Pauley M, Guda C. Motifome comparison between modern human, Neanderthal and Denisovan. BMC Genomics. 2018. 19:472.
  11. Cao Z, Moore BT, Wang Y, Peng XH, Lappe JM, Recker RR, Xiao P. MiR-422a as a potential cellular microRNA biomarker for postmenopausal osteoporosis. PLoS ONE 2014. 9:e97098.
  12. Moore BT, Xiao P. MiRNAs in bone diseases. MicroRNA 2013. 2:20-31. (an invited article)
  13. Wang Y, Moore BT, Peng XH, Xiao P. Epigenetics and hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells. Hum Genet & Embry: Curr Res 2012. S2:004. (an invited article)
  14. Wang Y, Li L, Moore BT, Peng XH, Fang X, Lappe JM, Recker RR, Xiao P. MiR-133a in human circulating monocytes: a potential biomarker associated with postmenopausal osteoporosis. PLoS ONE 2012. 7:e34641.