Lifeng Xu

Lifeng Xu, Ph.D.

Position Title
Associate Professor

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
341A Briggs Hall

Research Interests

Telomeres are the protective nucleoprotein structures at the ends of linear eukaryotic chromosomes. Telomere dysfunction contributes to cancer progression and aging. Our laboratory employs molecular and cytological approaches to study telomere maintenance in human normal cells and cancer cells.

Education and Degree(s)
  • 1993 B.S. in Biology, Fudan University
  • 2000 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Princeton University