University of Connecticut
Xiuling Lu, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, Associate Director of Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research, Chair-Elect of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education faculty committee, received her Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her postdoctoral training at the University of Kentucky, she received a prestigious Benedict Cassen Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine in 2008. She was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2008 to 2011 prior to joining the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lu’s research interests include nanoparticle-based drug delivery for improving therapeutic indices of anti-cancer agents, image-guided drug delivery for optimizing cancer diagnosis and therapy, and neutron-activatable nanoparticles for radiation therapy, formulation development processing and characterization. Her research is supported by NIH, American Cancer Society, NSF, FDA etc. Dr. Lu has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals. The innovative research has resulted in two issued US patents and 4 PCT patent applications. Dr. Lu also received American Association of University Professors-UConn Excellence in Research and Creativity: Early Career Award in 2016.