Xiuling Lu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences (Affiliate)

Research Overview

I am interested in cancer intervention and prevention. My research focus is nanoparticle-based multi-functional drug delivery systems for improving chemo-/radio-therapeutic effectiveness utilizing GMP and biologically compatible approaches. The projects I am working on include: 1) adjuvant-containing nanocarriers for synergetic cancer therapy, 2) neutron-activatable nanoparticles for radionuclide therapy of peritoneal metastases, 3)self-assembled brush block copolymer-nanoparticles for augmented tumor delivery, 4)quercetin nanoemulsions for enhancing its oral bioavailability and chemoprevention effects. I am also involved in a project related to system genomic and drug response. These projects aim to achieve improved cancer treatment, personalized medicine and effective cancer prevention.


2001 – 2005 Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering
National Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1998 – 2001 M.S., Fermentation Engineering
Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin, China

1994 – 1998 B.S., Biochemical Engineering
Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Tianjin, China

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Mailing AddressDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences
69 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3092
Storrs, CT 06269-3092