Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
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     Dr. Xiong is a Faculty member of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  After her medical degree from Tongji Medical University, China, she earned a Ph.D. from the Universite of Nantes, France, and then she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA. Her research program focuses on the role of Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors (global regulons and structural genes) that contribute to the ability of this pathogen to cause human disease and resist antibiotics.  Her area of intensive interest includes how this organism interacts with vascular endothelial cells in cardiovascular infections.  Her long term goal is to discover novel antimicrobial strategies for the prevention and therapy of serious infections caused by virulent microbes, including MRSA.  She has published nearly 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has served as the Principal Investigator on NIH and American Heart Association grant awards.



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