Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
- PhD, University of Hong Kong, 2015
While studying as a PhD student, I investigated the interactions of pathogenic bacteria, host cells, and environmental stressors. I specialized in clarifying the mechanisms of the arginine deiminase pathway for bacterial adaptation to acidic conditions, anaerobic stress, and other host defenses encountered during infection and in environmental niches. The Zhou lab has provided me with an excellent environment for immunological study. I am most interested in the mucosal relationship of the immune system, the body’s exposure to pathogens, and the microbiome, and I plan to use my research experience to pursue study in every branch of immunology.
- Xiong L, Wang S, Dean JW, Oliff KN, Jobin C, Curtiss R 3rd, Zhou L. Group 3 innate lymphoid cell pyroptosis represents a host defense mechanism against Salmonella infection. Nat Microbiol. 2022; 7(7):1087-1099.
- Xiong L, Dean JW, Fu Z, Oliff KN, Bostick JW, Ye J, Chen ZE, Mühlbauer M, Zhou L. Ahr-Foxp3-RORγt axis controls gut homing of CD4+ T cells by regulating GPR15. Sci Immunol. 2020; 5(48):eaaz7277.
- Fu Z, Dean JW, Xiong L, Dougherty MW, Oliff KN, Chen ZE, Jobin C, Garret TJ, Zhou L. Mitochondrial transcription factor A in RORγt+ lymphocytes regulate small intestine homeostasis and metabolism. Nat Commun. 2021; 12(1):4462.