Chemotaxis Signal Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIH/NIAID, 12441 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Dr. Xuehua Xu obtained her bachelor’s & master’s degrees in biology from Harbin Normal University, China, and her PhD in biotechnology from Tsukuba University, Japan. In 2002, she 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 signalling network of GPCR-mediated chemotaxis in the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum. The interplay between computational simulation, experimental verification allowed her to identify new components and novel signalling pathways essential for chemotaxis. In 2006, she was recruited as an assistant professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.