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    Xiaoyu Hu
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    Tsinghua University
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    Tenured Faculty
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    Xiaoyu Hu received her Bachelor of Medicine degree from Peking University and obtained her Ph.D. degree in immunology from Cornell University. She held the position of tenure track Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College prior to joining Tsinghua University in 2014. Currently she is Professor at Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University and also serves as Vice Chair, Department of Basic Medical Sciences at Tsinghua University School of Medicine.   
    Dr. Hu’s research aims to better understand molecular mechanisms governing functionality of two key cell types involved in host defense and inflammatory responses, macrophages and intestinal epithelial cells (IECs). One focus of Dr. Hu’s laboratory is to uncover transcriptional, translational and metabolic mechanisms that regulate macrophage and IEC responses to pathogenic and inflammatory cues. Dr. Hu’s work has been funded by agencies including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Minister of Science and Technology of China, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH R01), American College of Rheumatology and Lupus Research Institute and has been reported by news media such as Time Online.  
    Dr. Hu has authored over 50 publications including corresponding-author research articles in journals such as Immunity, Nature Immunology, Cell Host & Microbe and Journal of Experimental Medicine (citations > 4,700; h-index = 28). She is the recipient of multiple awards including Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators from International Cytokine & Interferon Society, NSFC Distinguished Young Investigator Award, U.K. Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship and Young Scholar Award from Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Hu also serves in editorial boards of journals including eLife, Science Advances and Protein & Cell.