Guang Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Biostatistics and Public Health

(317) 955-6496
Evans Center, room #317C


Dr. Guang XuGuang Xu, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of biostatistics, epidemiology and public health at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Xu received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, and his M.S. in Pharmacology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Xu worked part-time for the Health Science Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation, and Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers before he went to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas for his PhD in Experimental Pathology, and MPH with Epidemiology track. His dissertation work focused on the host immune responses to Oreintia tsutsugamushi and other rickettsial diseases as well as the mechanisms of persistent infection.

Dr. Xu is an award winning, self-motivated researcher with over 10 years of molecular biology, biostatistics, and animal work experience. Over 8 years of working experience of infectious diseases with certified Biosafety Level-3 and Animal Biosafety Level-3 access. Proven dedicated professional committed to working with team members and clients to carry out quality researches, studies and products, on time, safely within a cost constrained environment. Innovative and analytical team player with sophisticated technical knowledge. Accomplished editor, reviewer and public speaker. Management experience with a proven ability to lead multiple organizations. 

Dr. Xu’s research interests include epidemiology, infectious diseases, vector borne diseases, vaccine development and diseases control.

Selective Publications

    Xu G, Walker DH, Jupiter D, Melby PC, Arcari CM. Scrub typhus: epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control in the Asia-Pacific area and worldwide. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Nov 3, 11(11): e6062

    Xu G, Mendell NL, Liang Y, Shelite TR, Goez-Rivillas Y, et al. CD8+ T cells provide immune protection against murine disseminated endotheliotropic Orientia tsutsugamushi infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 19, 11(7): e5763

    Soong L, Mendell NL, Olano JP, Rockx-Brouwer D, Xu G, et al. An intradermal inoculation mouse model for immunological investigations of acute scrub typhus and persistent infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 1; 10(8): e4884

    Shelite TR, Liang Y, Wang H, Mendell NL, Trent BJ, Sun J, Gong B, Xu G, et al. IL-33-dependent endothelial activation contributes to apoptosis and renal injury in orientia tsutsugamushi-infected mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Mar 10; 10(3): e4467

    Shelite TR, Saito TB, Mendell NL, Gong B, Xu G, et al. A hematogenously disseminated Orientia tsutsugamushi-infected murine model of scrub typhus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul 10; 8(7): e2966

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