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Xiuling Lu

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    • (860) 486-0517
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    • (860) 486-2076
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    • School of Pharmacy
      Room 436
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    • University of Connecticut
      Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
      69 North Eagleville Road
      Storrs, CT 06269-3092

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics

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Educational Background

  • B.S. Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Biochemical Engineering
  • M.S. Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Fermentation Engineering
  • Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Biochemical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Research Interests

  • Nanoparticle-based drug delivery for improving therapeutic indices of anti-cancer agents
  • Image-guided drug delivery for optimizing cancer diagnosis and therapy
  • Neutron-activatable nanoparticles for radiation therapy

Selected Publications

  • Tran TH, Nguyen CT, Gonzalez-Fajardo L, Hargrove D, Song D, Deshmukh P, Mahajan L, Ndaya D, Lai L, Kasi RM, and Lu X. (2014) Long circulating self-assembled nanoparticles from cholesterol-containing brush-like block copolymers for improved drug delivery to tumors. Biomacromolecules., 15 (11): 4363–4375
  • Tran, T.H., Guo, Y., Song, D., Bruno, R.S., ,Lu, X. (2014) Quercetin-containing self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system for improving oral bioavailability, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 103 (3), 840–852.
  • Di Pasqua, A.J., Yuan, H., Chung, Y., Kim, J.K., Huckle, J.E., Li, C., Sadgrove, M., Tran, T.H., Jay, M., Lu, X. (2013) Neutron-activatable holmium-containing mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a potential radionuclide therapeutic agent for ovarian cancer, Journal of Nuclear Medicine 54,111-116.
  • Kim, J.K., Yuan, H., Nie, J., Yang, Y.T., Leggas, M., Potter, P.M., Rinehart, J., Jay, M. and Lu, X. (2012) High payload dual therapeutic-imaging nanocarriers for triggered tumor delivery, Small 8, 2895-903.
  • Di Pasqua, A.J., Huckle, J.E., Kim, J.K., Chung, Y., Wang A.Z., Jay, M. and Lu, X. (2012) Preparation of neutron activatable holmium nanoparticles for the treatment of ovarian cancer metastases, Small 8, 997-1000.
  • Kim, J.K., Howard, M.D., Dziubla, T.D., Rinehart, J., Jay, M. and Lu, X. (2011) Uniformity of drug payload and its effect on stability of solid lipid nanoparticles containing an ester prodrug, ACS Nano 5(1), 209-216.