Virginia Commonwealth University
Qingguo Xu is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics (primary), Ophthalmology and Massey Cancer Center at the Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. After receiving B.E and M.E. in Polymer Materials and Engineering from Tianjin University in China, he was awarded a Dorothy Hodgkin Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Materials Science at the University of Oxford with research focus on biomaterials and drug delivery. After his PhD, Dr. Xu worked as a Process Scientist at Unilever in England for two years prior to joining the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Nanomedicine, where he worked with Dr. Justin Hanes, and 3 years later he became a Research Associate. Dr. Xu has experience in materials science, drug delivery, nanotechnology, and physiochemical characterization of mucosal and tissue barriers to drug delivery systems. A significant portion of his current work has involved the design and development of new methods for safe, effective drug delivery to treat ocular disorders and cancer. He is the recipient of 2013 AAPS-Genentech Innovation in Biotechnology Award and 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.