Dr. Xuehua Xu

Xuehua Xu, Senior Associate Scientist, Chemotaxis Signal Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics NIH/NIAID, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | NIAID

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Dr. Xuehua Xu obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Harbin Normal University, China, and her Ph.D. in biotechnology from Tsukuba University, Japan. Starting in 2002, Dr. Xu was in postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH), where she focused on developing and applying state-of-the-art imaging technologies to monitor the signaling network of GPCR-mediated chemotaxis in the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum. The interplay between computational simulation and experimental verification allowed her to identify new components and novel signaling pathways essential for chemotaxis. In 2006, she was recruited as an assistant professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She further expanded her research from the model organism to mammalian neutrophils and breast cancer. In 2010, she was recruited to NIH as a staff scientist. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of GPCR-mediated chemotaxis in multiple systems and identifying new therapeutic strategies for inflammatory diseases and metastasis of breast cancer. She has more than 100research publications.

Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of GPCR-mediated chemotaxis in multiple systems and identifying new therapeutic strategies for inflammatory diseases and metastasis of breast cancer.

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