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X. Nancy Xu

X. Nancy Xu


PROFESSOR
Chemistry & Biochemistry

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  • Expertise

    Chemistry
    Analytical/Biochemistry/Bionanotechnology/Bionanomaterial/Biomedical Engineering
    Nanotechnology
    Bionanotechnology/Bionanomaterial/Biomedical Engineering
    Biotechnology
    Single Cell Analysis/Imaging
    Real-time imaging
    Single Live Cells/Embryos; Single Molecule/Nanoparticle Imaging
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Xu has directed NSF and NIH funded nanoscale interdisciplinary research programs, aiming to develop and apply cutting-edge bionanotechnologies and ultrasensitive detection tools to address most challenging questions in biomedical and nano sciences. Her research program lies at the interface of Chemistry, Biology and Engineering as described at http://ww2.odu.edu/~xhxu/research.html
  • 2020: 2020 Reign on Faculty Recognition Award , Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2020: 2020 AAAS Mentor Award, American Association for The Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2019: Expert Panelist for 2019 NIH BRAIN Initiatives: Chemogenetic Innovations, NIH
  • 2019: 2019 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Roland F. Hirsch Award , American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2019: Member of Advisory Board Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
  • 2018: John R. Broderick University Diversity Champion Award , Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Shining Star Recognition from ODU Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services , Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Appointed Group coordinator/leader of the Virginia Neuroscience Initiative, commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2018: Faculty Proposal Preparation Program (FP3) Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Provost Certificate of Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research , Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Re-elected Alternative Councilor and Member of Executive Committee, ACS Analytical Chemistry Division (2016-2021) , American Chemical Society
  • 2018: Appointed to ACS joint Board-Council Committee on Publications, American Chemical Society
  • 2016: Elected Alternative Councilor & Member of Executive Committee, ACS Analytical Chemistry Division , American Chemical Society
  • 2015: Phase-I Finalist of Single Cell Analysis Challenge, NIH Common Fund, NIH Office of Director , NIH
  • 2015: Shining Star Recongnition, ODU Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2014: NSF BRAIN Initiative EAGER Awardee, NSF
  • 2014: Reviewer (jury) of Spectrochemical Analysis Award of ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2012-2014, American Chemical Society
  • 2013: Reviewer (jury) of Spectrochemical Analysis Award of ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • 2012: Certificate of Excellence in promoting Undergraduate Research, ODU
  • 2012: Reviewer (jury) of Spectrochemical Analysis Award of ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry, 2012-2014, American Chemical Society
  • 2011: Certificate of Appreciation from ACS for valuable contribution and dedicated service in the peer-review of manuscripts subscribed to ACS journal , American Chemical Society
  • 2011: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), AAAS
  • 2010: 2010 ODU Faculty Research Achievement Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: 2009 Distinguished Research Award of College of Sciences at ODU, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: 2008 Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Trademark Innovator Award, Nanotech Briefs
  • 2007: 2007 Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Trademark Awards in Technology, Nanotech Briefs
  • 2007: Student-selected Most Inspiring Faculty Member, College of Sciences, ODU, Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Student-selected Most Inspiring Faculty Member, College of Sciences, ODU, Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Student-selected seminar speaker (one per year), University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Xu, X. "New Tools for Real-Time Probing of Multidrug ABC Transporters" $1,885,604. Federal. September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2026
    Xu, X. N. "New Photostable Nanoprobes for Real-time Imaging of Single Live Cells" $465,000. Federal. April, 2016 - April, 2021
    Xu, X. "NSF BRAIN EAGER: New Tools for Real-Time Imaging of Molecular-Resolution Connectomics of Synapses" $359,307. Federal. September, 2014 - August, 2020
    Xu, X. "GRA Supplement " $34,935. Federal. June, 2014 - August, 2020
    Xu, X. "REU Supplement" $24,000. Federal. June, 2014 - August, 2020
    Xu, X. "Photostable Multiplexing NanoAssays for Real-Time Study of Embryonic Stem Cells" $420,750. Federal. September, 2015 - July, 2020
    Xu, X. "Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research" $89,616. Federal. August 01, 2017 - March 31, 2020
    Xu, X. N.; Osgood, C. J. "New Photostable Nanoprobes For Real-Time Imaging of Single Live Cells" $372,000. Federal. April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2020
    Xu, X. "Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) Supplement" $75,000. Federal. 2014 - 2018
    Xu, X. N.; Osgood, C. J. "Photostable Multiplexing Nanoassays For Real-Time Study of Embryonic STEM Cells" $184,062. Federal. August 1, 2016 - July 30, 2018
    Xu, X. "Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) Supplement" $100,000. Federal. 2013 - May, 2018
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Supplement (CBET 0507036)" $40,738. Federal. September, 2009 - May 31, 2018
    Xu, X. "NIRT: Design of Biocompatible Nanoparticles for Probing Living Cellular Functions and Their Potential Environmental Impacts" $1,256,494. Federal. June 01, 2005 - May 31, 2018
    Xu, X. "Nanoassay for Real-time Molecular Probing ABC Transporter" $1,246,431. Federal. May, 2006 - May, 2014
    Xu, X. "Nanoassay for study of multidrug resistance in bacteria" $84,910. Federal. July, 2006 - June, 2013
    Xu, X. "Nanoassay for Real-time Molecular Probing ABC Transporter" $430,387. Federal. October, 2009 - September, 2012
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Supplement (CBET 0507036)" $35,486. Federal. August, 2008 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Supplement (CBET 0507036)" $34,176. Federal. July, 2007 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Supplement for NIRT (BES 0631940)" $33,081. Federal. August, 2006 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Research Supplement (BES 0542582)" $100,000. Federal. August, 2005 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF/GRA Supplement (BES 0541661)" $32,346. Federal. July, 2005 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF/RET Supplement for NIRT (BES 0507036)" $10,000. Federal. July, 2005 - May 31, 2009
    Xu, X. "NSF (MRI: DMR 0420304)" $119,000. Federal. July, 2004 - June, 2007
    Xu, X.; Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.; Weaver, J.; Roti-Roti, J.; Meltz, M.; Mohan, N.; Weintraub, S.; Hagness, S.; Booske, J. "MURI-02: Subcellular Responses to Narrowbound and Wideband Radiofrequency Radiation" $5,000,000. Federal. June, 2002 - May, 2007
    Xu, X. "Real-Time Molecular Study of Bystander Effect Using Living Cell Imaging and Nanoparticle Optics" $236,512. Federal. September, 2003 - August, 2006
    Xu, X. "Real-Time Single-Molecule Chemical Microscopy" $214,500. Federal. April, 2000 - March, 2004
  • Intellectual Property

    Nanoparticle Biosensors
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Xu, X.
    Huang, T.
    Nallathamby, P.
    New Green Methods for Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Xu, X.
    Browning, L.
    Stable Nanoparticles, Nanoparticle-Based Imaging Systems, Nanoparticle-Based Assays
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Xu, X.
    Nallathamby, P.
    Lee, K.
    Metallic nanoparticles for inhibition of bacterium growth
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Xu, X.
    Jeffers, R.
    Kyriacou, S.
    Biosensor for and Method of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Detection of Nucleic Acid Adsorbed to a Solid Surface
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: Patent Cooperation Treaty
    Cooperation Treaty: Canadian Patent Application No. 2198489, Australian Patent No. 703344, World Intellectual Property Organization No. W09606946A, European Patent Application No. EP00777741A1
    Inventors:
    Xu, X. N.
    Bard, A. J.