Dr. Xue’s research group consists of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Current Members:


 Huimin Cheng Dr. Huimin Cheng
Research Interests: Small molecule inhibitors of the BCL6 BTB domain
Dongdong-Liang Dr. Dongdong Liang
Research Interests: LHR antagonists, pa-HemO inhibitors, and hCAR activators
Yong Ai Dr. Yong Ai
Research Interests: Inhibitors of the Wnt signaling pathway and BCL6 BTB domain
Asmita Adhikari Asmita Adhikari (G1, rotation student)
Research Interests: hCAR activators
Garrick Centola Garrick Centola (G2)
Research Interests: HasA/HasR inhibitors
Elizabeth Robinson Elizabeth Robinson (G2)
Research Interests: Inhibitors of bacterial HemO
 ana Ana Luisa (PharmD candidate, P4)
Research Interests: Biguanide-based OCT substrates
Chun Yin Li Chun Yin Li (PharmD candidate, P2)
Research Interests: BCL6 BTB inhibitors
Nam Nguyen Nam Nguyen (PharmD candidate, P3)
Research Interests: hCAR activators
 Nathan Shen Nathan Shen (PharmD candidate, P3)
Research Interests: Inhibitors of the BCL6 BTB domain
Phuc Tran Phuc Tran (PharmD candidate, P1)
Research Interests: 5FU prodrugs
Yue Yin Yue Yin (Summer Intern)
Research Interests: hCAR activators

Former Group Members:


  • Dr. Hannah Mbatia (2012)
  • Dr. Chuangyu Qi (2012 – 13)
  • Dr. Shilei Zhu (2013)
  • Dr. Xinhua He (2012 – 14)
  • Dr. Wei Yang (2014 – 16)

Graduate Student:

  • Geoffrey Heinzl (2012 – 16)
  • Rachita Rai (2013 – 15, Master)
  • Tao Liang (2013, rotation student)
  • Chad Johnson (2015 – 16, rotation student)
  • Kiwon Ok (2016, rotation student)

PharmD and Other Students:

  • Emily Sartain (summer 2013, from Rice University)
  • Kyle Wende (summer 2014)
  • Tharcilla Aglio (summer 2014, Federal University of Juiz de For a, Brazil)
  • Jung-Min Lee (2014, PharmD)
  • Kelly Murphy (2014, spring)
  • Sidick Jibril (2014-2015, PharmD)
  • Nayara Cauneto (summer 2015, Federal University of Juiz de For a, Brazil)
  • Priya Brunsdon (2015, PharmD)
  • Tommy Lee (2015, PharmD)
  • Yue Yin (summer 2017, from Binghamton University)
  • Alexandra Morris (summer 2017, from UMBC)

Visiting Scholar:

  • Dr. Xianyu Sun (2013)
  • Dr. Chao Jiang (2014)
  • Dr. Shaymaa Kassab (2014)
  • Dr. Atef A Abdel-Hafez (2014, joint with the MacKerell Lab)
  • Dr. Qianshou Zong (2016)