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Ping Xu, Ph.D.

Ping Xu, Ph.D.

Associate professor

Philips Institute of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Wood Memorial Building
521 North 11th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 827-6264
Fax: (804) 828-0150
Email: pxu@vcu.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Oxford University, Nanjing University, 1989
  • M.S. in Biology, Nanjing University, 1986
  • B.S. in Biology, Nanjing University, 1982

Research interests

  • Genomics and human microbiome
  • Bioinformatics and systems biology for streptococcal virulence and gene functions
  • Drug targets identification

Publications

Chen L, Ge X, Dou Y, Wang X, Patel JR, Xu P. Identification of hydrogen peroxide production-related genes in streptococcus sanguinis and their functional relationship with pyruvate oxidase. Microbiology. 2011;157:13-20
 
Kitten T, Turner LS, Xu P. Biological implications of the streptococcus sanguinis genome. In: Kolenbrander PE, ed. Oral microbial communities: Genomic inquiry and interspecies communication. Washington, D.C: ASM Press; 2011:43-61.
 
Manque PA, Probst CM, Pereira MC, Rampazzo RC, Ozaki LS, Pavoni DP, Silva Neto DT, Carvalho MR, Xu P, Serrano MG, Alves JM, Meirelles Mde N, Goldenberg S, Krieger MA, Buck GA. Trypanosoma cruzi infection induces a global host cell response in cardiomyocytes. Infect Immun. 2011;79:1855-1862 
 
Manque PA, Tenjo F, Woehlbier U, Lara AM, Serrano MG, Xu P, Alves JM, Smeltz RB, Conrad DH, Buck GA. Identification and immunological characterization of three potential vaccinogens against cryptosporidium species. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2011;18:1796-1802
 
Rodriguez AM, Callahan JE, Fawcett P, Ge X, Xu P, Kitten T. Physiological and molecular characterization of genetic competence in streptococcus sanguinis. Mol Oral Microbiol. 2011;26:99-116
 
Xu P, Ge XC, Chen L, Wang XJ, Dou YT, Xu JZ, Patel JR, Stone V, Trinh M, Evans K, Kitten T, Bonchev D, Buck GA. Genome-wide essential gene identification in streptococcus sanguinis. Sci Rep-Uk. 2011;1
 
Das S, Kanamoto T, Ge X, Xu P, Unoki T, Munro CL, Kitten T. Contribution of lipoproteins and lipoprotein processing to endocarditis virulence in Streptococcus sanguinis. J Bacteriol. 2009 Apr 24

Ge X, Kitten T, Chen Z, Lee S, Munro CL and Xu P. Identification of Streptococcus sanguinis genes required for biofilm formation and examination of their role in endocarditis virulence. Infect & Immunity, 2008 Jun;76(6):2551-9.

Xu P, Alves JM, Kitten T, Brown A, Chen Z, Ozaki LS, Manque P, Ge X, Serrano MG, Puiu D, Hendricks S, Wang Y, Chaplin MD, Akan D, Paik S, Peterson DL, Macrina FL, Buck GA. Genome of the opportunistic pathogen Streptococcus sanguinis. J Bacteriol. 2007 Apr;189(8):3166-75.

Xu P, Alves JM, Kitten T, Brown A, Chen Z, Ozaki LS, Manque P, Ge X, Serrano MG, Puiu D, Hendricks S, Wang Y, Chaplin MD, Akan D, Paik S, Peterson DL, Macrina FL, Buck GA. Genome of the opportunistic pathogen Streptococcus sanguinis. J Bacteriol. 2007 Apr;189(8):3166-75.

Xu P, Widmer G, Wang Y, Ozaki LS, Alves JM, Serrano MG, Puiu D, Manque P, Akiyoshi D, Mackey AJ, Pearson WR, Dear PH, Bankier AT, Peterson DL, Abrahamsen MS, Kapur V, Tzipori S, Buck GA. The genome of Cryptosporidium hominis. Nature. 2004 Oct 28;431(7012):1107-12.

Abrahamsen MS, Templeton TJ, Enomoto S, Abrahante JE, Zhu G, Lancto CA, Deng M, Liu C, Widmer G, Tzipori S, Buck GA, Xu P, Bankier AT, Dear PH, Konfortov BA, Spriggs HF, Iyer L, Anantharaman V, Aravind L, Kapur V. Complete genome sequence of the apicomplexan, Cryptosporidium parvum. Science. 2004 Apr 16;304(5669):441-5.