Dr. Xu is a Full Professor in Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Zhuhai Scholar Distinguished Professor, Associate Director of UIC Key Lab -Laboratory for Health Promotion Mechanism of Medicinal Food and Folk Remedy, author of over 110 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Xu received Ph.D in Chungnam National Universi-ty, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in North Dakota State University, Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation during 2005-2009. Dr. Xu is serv-ing as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, an Editorial Board mem-ber of several international journals. He received inaugural President’s Award for Research of UIC in 2016.
Dr. Xu Research interests includes:Complex relationship among diet; gut microbiota; and human health;health benefits (targeted at aging, cancers, obesity, and diabetes) assessment of phytochemi-cals from natural products;cellular and molecular mechanisms of bioactive components in dis-ease prevention.