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Xudong Zhu

 Department: Microbiology
 Address: College of Life Sciences,Nankai University,Tianjin 300071,China
::Professional Education::

1982-1986   Nankai University   BS

1986-1989   Chinese Academy of Sciences   M.S

1994-1999   Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, Ph.D

1999-2003   Northwestern University Medical School, Postdoc Scientist

::Research Area::

*  Molecular genetics of Cryptococcus neoformans, a human pathogenic yeast

*  Molecular biotechnology of taxol-producing fungi

::Honors and Awards::

Fellowship of American Heart Association, 2002

Young Investigator Award, Fifth International Conference of Medical Mycology,2003

::Representative Publications::

*  Zhu C, Jiang N, Xiao D, Pan J, Zhu X. 2010. Chloride channel-dependent copper acquisition of laccase in the basidiomycetous fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Sic China Life Sci. 53: 125-130.

*  Jiang N, Xiao D, Zhang D, Sun N, Yan B, Zhu X. 2009. Negative roles of a novel nitrogen metabolite repression-related gene, TAR1, in laccase production and nitrate utilization by the basidiomycete Cryptococcus neoformans. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75:6777-6782.

*  Jiang N, Sun N, Xiao D, Pan J, Wang Y, Zhu X. 2009. A copper-responsive factor gene CUF1 is required for copper induction of laccase in Cryptococcus neoformans. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 296:84-90.  

*  Jiang N, Liu X, Pan J, Wang Y, Zhu X. 2009. Effect of the copper-responsive factor Cuf1 on the capsule biosynthesis in Cryptococcus neoformans. Acta Microbiol Sin 49:1459-1464.

*  Jiang N, Zhang D, Yan B, Pan J, Zhu X. 2009. Pathogenicity of the opportunistic pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Acta Microbiol Sin. 49:423-428


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