Dong Xu received his Ph.D. degree in computational science from San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif, USA. He subsequently completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Biomedical Computation Resource, an NIH-funded research center, with Professor J. Andrew McCammon at the University of California San Diego, in the areas of computational chemical biology, structure-based drug design, and antiviral research. Prior to joining Idaho State University, Xu was an Assistant Professor at Boise State University. Xu's research interests include application of advanced biophysical simulations in the understanding of mechanisms of host cell-pathogen interactions, computer-aided drug design of novel therapeutics against a wide range of disease targets, the development of state-of-the-art drug discovery, and simulation methods. In addition, Xu organizes and chairs computational chemistry and biophysics symposia at the American Chemical Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science national meetings. He is also the Executive Editor for the journal Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences and serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Proteome Science and Computational Biology, Journal of Molecular Engineering and Systems Biology, Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Research, and Dataset Papers in Biology.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2012