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Mei Xue Dong, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology)

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Mei Xue Dong, MD, PhD

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Dr. Dong received medical degree from Wuhan University School of Medicine before pursuing PhD degree at University of Connecticut Health Center. Her PhD work focused on chemoattractant signaling in leukocyte homing and activation at sites of infection and inflammation including atherosclerosis. After PhD, she joined Dr. Joseph Craft’s laboratory at Yale for postdoctoral training. She studied transcriptional factors in immune cell development in murine lupus under the auspices of postdoctoral Brown-Coxe Fellowship and Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During rheumatology fellowship training at Yale, she investigated the role of STAT4-guided pathogenic cytokine production in human lupus. Her current research is to understand cardiovascular diseases in rheumatic disorders, especially systemic lupus erythematosus. 

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale Medicine (2018)
  • Residency
    Saint Mary's Hospital (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    University of Connecticut Health Center (2007)
  • MD
    Wuhan University School of Medicine (1996)

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