Name: Xiou Cao

Qualification: PhD

Country: United States


Duke University Medical Center

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Room 270 Jones Building,
207 Research Drive,
Durham NC 27710.

Research Interests:

Neuroimmunology, antibiotics, host-pathogen interactions, molecular genetics


  • Xiou Cao is a Research Assistant and PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Alejandro Aballay at Duke University Medical Center.
  • His main research focuses on using C. elegans as a model organism to study host-pathogen interactions and neural regulation of immunity.
  • His research highlighted the role of dopamine signaling and dopamine neural circuit in the regulation of p38/PMK-1 MAPK pathway in nematode C. elegans.