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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

Xavier Cabana-Puig, PhD candidate
Leila Abdelhamid, PhD candidate
Ran Lu, PhD, Senior Research Associate
Razan Alajoleen, PhD student
Caitlin Armstrong, PhD student

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)
Jing Zhu, PhD (Scientist, biotech industry)

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 – present)
  • Fernando Garcia, PREP student (2021 – present)
  • 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 – present)
  • James Testerman, Undergraduate student (2020 – present)
  • Nathaniel Cheung, High school student (Summer 2021)

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