Ping Xu, Ph.D.


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Fax: (804) 828-0150

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Dec 11, 2017 Fadi's antibiotic paper accepted

Nov 21, 2017 Bin's ciaR paper accepted

Oct 29, 2017 Lorna C MacLeod joins the lab.

July 24, 2017 Jessica's paper SPase accepted.

July 5, 2017 Vickie got a job in CDC, good luck!

June 15, 2017 Fadi got a postodcotoral position in Stanford University. Good luck!

June 8, 2017 Vickie's review on targeted microbiome accepted.

Nove 1, 2016 Xiangzhen Kong, new postdoctoral fellow on bioinformatics to lab from Perking University

Aug 25, 2016 Bin Zhu, new postdoctoral fellow on microbiology to lab from Institute of Microbiology, CAS

June 9, 2016 Jessica Aynapudi passed her Master defense. She also accepted by VCU dental school. Congrat!

June 7, 2016 Fadi Elrami passed oral and writen exams for PhD candidate.

April 20, 2016 Xiuchun Ge got a new job and left lab after 10 years hard work, Good luck!

Feb 29, 2016, Xiuchun Ge biofilm paper accepted by PLoS One

Feb 20, Xichun Ge Nox virulence paper accepted by I&I

Feb 16, 2016 Fadi Elrami has received "Alpha Epsilon Lambda Nomination Award". Cong!

Dec 12, 2015 Victoria Stone commencement ceremony

Nov 11 News on Science. Dr. Xu comments on human essential genes.

Nov 6, 2015 Dr. Stone publication "Identification of Small-Molecule Inhibitors against Meso-2, 6-Diaminopimelate Dehydrogenase from Porphyromonas gingivalis" in PLoS One 2015

Oct 23, 2015 Victoria Stone passed her PhD dissertation defense. Cong!

Feb 15, 2015 Dr. Chen L publication "Identifying Essential Streptococcus sanguinis Genes Using Genome-Wide Deletion Mutation" in Methods Mol Biol.

May 12, 2014 Dr. Crump KE publication "The relationship of the lipoprotein SsaB, manganese and superoxide dismutase in Streptococcus sanguinis virulence for endocarditis" in Mol Microbiol. 2014

Apr 1, 2014 Dr. Xu P review "Application of metagenomics in understanding oral health and disease" in Virulence. 2014

Feb 15, 2014 Dr. Weihua Chen from China as a postdoctoral.

Jan 27, 2014 Dr. Jinlin Liu from China as a postdoctoral.

Dec. 31 2013 Rhodes D Publication "Genetic Characterization and Role in Virulence of the Ribonucleotide Reductases of Streptococcus sanguinis." in J Biol Chem

Dec. 2 2013 Evens K Publication "Systematic study of genes influencing cellular chain length in Streptococcus sanguinis" in Microbiology


June 25, 2013 Drs. Xiaoli Shi and Limei Shi from China visit the lab for two months.

June 6, 2013 Publication "Oral microbiome of deep and shallow dental pockets in chronic periodontitis" in PLoS One

Jan 16, 2013 Trihn M Publication "Two-component system response regulators involved in virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 in infective endocarditis" in PLoS One

Nov. 20, 2012. European Research Media Spotlight Dr. Xu's research "Profile of a Pathogen". 

Nov. 11, 2012 Drs. Min Zhang and Yang Yu from China visit the lab for two months.

June 29, 2012 Chen L Publication "SpxA1 involved in hydrogen peroxide production, stress tolerance and endocarditis virulence in Streptococcus sanguinis" in PLoS One

Nov. 20, 2011 Xu P Publication "Genome-wide essential gene identification in Streptococcus sanguinis" in Sci. Rep.

Aug. 25, 2011 Dr. Lei Chen has obtained a faculty position in Tianjin University.

April 27, 2011. Miss Karra Evans has passed her defense for Master degree in Microbiology and Immunology.

April 27, 2011. Miss My Trinh has passed her defense for Master degree in Microbiology and Immunology.

May 5, 2011. Miss Karra Evans has been accepted by Michigan University dental school..  Congratulation!

April 30, 2011. Miss My Trinh has been accepted by VCU dental school. Congratulation !

Oct. 26, 2010. Dr. Xu's research has been recommended in Europe Scientific  Magazine--International Innovation

Aug. 4, 2010 Mr. Jenishkumar R Patel has passed his defense for Master degree in MBG Program.

May 3, 2010 Miss Xiaojing Wang has been accepted by the Graduate School, Emory University.