Lian Xu received her BS in chemical engineering from East China Institute of Chemical Technology in Shanghai, China. She came to USA in 1989 as a visiting graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on biochemistry and molecular biology. Xu previously worked as a senior research assistant and research coordinator in the pediatrics department of UNC-CH and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. She has also completed numerous graduate courses in molecular biology, cellular biology and computer science at NIH graduate school and Johns Hopkins University. Xu is now excited to apply her molecular biology experience to the WM Program, and to help advance research in the genetic basis, pathogenesis and evaluation of novel antibody- and vaccine-based immunotherapies for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia.
Mrs. Xu joined the Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia in 2003 and specializes in a variety of molecular and cell biology projects exclusively for Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.