Curators' Distinguished Professor, Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor
227 Naka Hall
Dong Xu is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor and Bioninformatics Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with appointments in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center and the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri. He was awarded the Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Endowment in Bioinformatics in 2018. He obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and did two years of postdoctoral work at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. He was a staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before joining the University of Missouri, where he served as department chair of computer science from 2007-2016. His research is in computational biology and bioinformatics, including machine-learning application in bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, post-translational modification prediction, high-throughput biological data analyses, in silico studies of plants, microbes and cancers, biological information systems, and mobile app development for health care. He has published nearly 300 papers. He was elected to the rank of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2015 and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow in 2020.
PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS from Peking University
BS from Peking University
Bioinformatics/Computational systems biology
Protein structure prediction