Mei Xue Dong, MD, PhD

Mei Xue Dong, MD, PhD
Rheumatology
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? From physicians only
Patient type treated: Adult

Dr. Dong completed medical degree at Wuhan University School of Medicine before pursuing PhD study at University of Connecticut Health Center. Her PhD work focused on chemoattractant signaling in leukocyte homing and activation at sites of infection and injury including atherosclerosis. Following the PhD work, 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 a postdoctoral Brown-Coxe Fellowship and an Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During rheumatology fellowship training at Yale, she investigated the role of STAT4-guided expression in driving pathogenic cytokine production in human lupus. Her current research focus is to understand cardiovascular diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus. 

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