Dr. Xiuling Lu, Ph.D.

Dr. Xiuling Lu is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lu received her Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During her postdoctoral training at the University of Kentucky in USA, she received a prestigious Benedict Cassen Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the Education and Research Foundation for the Society of Nuclear Medicine in 2008.  She was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prior to joining the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Dr. Lu’s research interests include formulation and process development & characterization, especially nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems and image-guided therapy. Dr. Lu has published close to 70 peer-reviewed publications. The innovative research has resulted in two issued US patents and 5 patent applications. Dr. Lu also received American Association of University Professors-UConn Excellence in Research and Creativity Award in 2016 and Robert L. McCarthy Faculty Service Award in 2019. In the past 3 years Dr. Lu has collaborated with Drs. Michael Pikal and Robin Bogner on freeze-drying nanoparticles.

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