Dr. Xiuli Dong is an assistant professor of microbiology at the School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM). She earned her doctoral degree in microbiology from the College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University. After her graduation, she worked as a lecturer of molecular biology at the School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology. She then deepened her knowledge of microbiology by working as a research scientist at two research universities, including at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and at the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in North Carolina Central University.
Dr. Dong has extensive research experience in the field of microbiology. Her research projects focus on developing biomedical technologies and nanotechnologies to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms and reduce infections in humans, testing antimicrobial effects, and studying the antimicrobial mechanisms. She has worked on and played important roles in a number of research projects funded by multiple federal funding agencies, including the US Army Research Office, NIH, NSF, and USDA. She has more than thirty papers published on peer-viewed scientific journals based on her research findings.
Dr. Dong joined CUSOM in 2022. She loves teaching, doing research, and spending time to train students to advance their knowledge.