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Xin Mimi Luo, PhD, Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

BS, Peking University 北京大学; PhD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (mentor: Dr. A. Catharine Ross); Postdoc, California Institute of Technology (mentor: Dr. David Baltimore)

Email: xinluo@vt.edu; Phone: 540-231-0977


Current Lab Members

Ran Lu, PhD, Senior Research Associate
Razan Alajoleen, PhD student
Caitlin Armstrong, PhD student
Noah Oakland, MD/PhD student
Rana Estaleen, PhD student

Postbac, PhD & Postdoc Alumni

Xiaofeng Liao, PhD (Postdoc, Yale)
Qinghui Mu, PhD (Postdoc, Stanford)
Jingjing Ren, MD, PhD (Postdoc, Yale)
Michael Edwards, DVM, PhD (Radiology resident)
Brianna Swartwout, PhD (Teacher, Teach for America)
Jiangdi Mao (PhD student, Zhejiang University)
Jing Zhu, PhD (Scientist, biotech industry)
Leila Abdelhamid, PhD (Postdoc, UMD)
Fernando Garcia (PhD student, Brown University)
Xavier Cabana-Puig, PhD (Scientist, biotech industry)
Michael Appiah, PhD (Postdoc, Mount Sinai)

Other Trainees

  • Brent Gordon, DVM student (2012)
  • Joshua Sparks, MD student (2012 – 2014)
  • John Gil, DVM student (2013)
  • Vincent Tavella, DVM student (2016)
  • Caleb Whitfield, DVM student (2017)
  • Sabrina Callaway, DVM student (2018)
  • Grace Lee, MD student (2018 – 2020)
  • Meeta Prakash, MD student (2018 – 2020)
  • Jiangdi Mao, MS student (2019)
  • Amy Lin, DVM student (2021)
  • Noah Oakland, MD student (2021 – 2022)
  • Fernando Garcia, PREP student (2021 – 2022)
  • Jennifer Zumbo, Undergraduate student (2015)
  • Tharshikha Pirapakaran, Undergraduate student (2015 – 2016)
  • Alec Reihl, Undergraduate student (2015 – 2016)
  • David Branson, Undergraduate student (2015 – 2016)
  • Jay Kirby, Undergraduate student (2015 – 2018)
  • Mellanee Gilkerson, Undergraduate student (2016)
  • Jillian Kazmierczak, Undergraduate student (2016)
  • Reilly Scott, Undergraduate student (2016)
  • Poorna Goswami, Rotation student (2016)
  • Bharath Sreekumar, Rotation student (2016)
  • Joseph Grieco, Rotation student (2018)
  • Jacob Bond, Undergraduate student (2018 – 2019)
  • Kate Hardin, Undergraduate student (2018 – 2020)
  • Erica Giles, Undegraduate student (2019 – 2020)
  • Anna Christovich, Undegraduate student (2020 – 2022)
  • James Testerman, Undergraduate student (2020 – present)
  • Nathaniel Cheung, High school student (Summer 2021)
  • Sahitya Ranjan Biswas, Rotation student (2022)
  • Tian Xu, Undergraduate student (2022 – present)
  • Aida Shakeri, Undergraduate student (2022 – present)

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