Xiang Xue Laboratory

Principal Investigator

Xiang Xue, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


xue headshotDr. Xue’s lab studies molecular mechanisms for inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. He utilizes cell line and enteroid cultures, mouse models, patient tissues and a wide array of molecular and biochemical methodologies.

Research Projects

Several ongoing projects in the Xiang Xue lab focus on finding answers to pressing questions such as:

  • Why are micronutrients essential for cancer cell growth?
  • How does mitochondrial metabolism regulate the progress of cancer?
  • Whether stress activated pathways play a role in cancer cell metabolism?
  • What role does hypoxia signaling have in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer?
  • What is the critical link between nutrient homeostasis, inflammation and cancer?

Student Opportunities