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Xiuling Lu

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Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
69 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3092
Office: Pharmacy-436
Phone: (860) 486-0517
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  • Postdoctoral Training: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Biochemical Engineering
  • M.S. Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Fermentation Engineering
  • B.S. Tianjin University of Science & Technology, Biochemical Engineering


Research Focus

  • 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


Current Publications

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.

Howard, M.D., Lu, X., Rinehart, J., Jay, M., Dziubla, T.D. (2012) Carboxylesterase-triggered hydrolysis of nanoparticle PEGylating agents, Langmuir. 28(33),12030-12037.

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.