Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, May 2014
M.S. Master of Science, China Agricultural University, June 2006
Director Institute of Bioengineering, National Research Center for Veterinary Medicine
Veterinarian Boeringer Ingelheim, Asian Veterinary R&D Center, May 2014-Dec 2014
Research Assistant Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, Mar 2009 –Dec 2010
Research Fellow Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, July 2006-Mar 2009
R&D Well educated in veterinary medicine, microbiology, virology, and molecular biology both in US and China. Twelve years working and studying in animal health and academic research institutes, predominantly focus on vaccine & biological product research and development for swine. Extensive collaboration with some international companies such as Boeringer Ingelheim, CEVA animal health and United Biomedical Inc. on vaccine development. Excellent techniques of handling animals such as swine including tissue sample collection, gross pathology & histopathology examination as well as necropsy. Independent ability in experiment design, trouble-shooting, data collection and analysis by using statistical softwares. Excellent benchwork techniques in virology, immunology and molecular biology field.
2013 - Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards-Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases
2013 - Kansas State University Research Foundation Doctoral Research Scholarships
2013 - David A. Benfield Student Travel Fellowship from 2013 International PRRS Symposium
2013 - Kansas State Graduate Student Council Travel Award
2013- Konza and Manhattan Rotary Club Scholarship
2012 - Kansas State Graduate Student Council Travel Award
2012 - College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Travel Award, Kansas State University
2011 - Dr. Albert L. Burroughs Memorial Scholarship, Kansas State University
2011 - Dr. Harish C. and Ved K. Minocha Scholarship, Kansas State University
2011 - College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Travel Award, Kansas State University
40 publication list (20 publications as first author or corresponding author)
 X. Li, K. Garcia, Z. Sun, Z. Xiao, Temporal regulation of rapamycin on memory CTL programming by IL-12, PLoS One 6 (2011) e25177. (1st author)
 X. Li, A. Galliher-Beckley, H. Huang, X. Sun, J. Shi, Peptide nanofiber hydrogel adjuvanted live virus vaccine enhances cross-protective immunity to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Vaccine 31 (2013) 4508-4515. (1st author)
 X. Li, A. Galliher-Beckley, J.C. Nietfeld, K.S. Faaberg, J. Shi, MontanideTM Gel01 ST Adjuvant Enhances PRRS Modified Live Vaccine Efficacy by Regulating Porcine Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses, World Fournal of Vaccines 3 (2013) 1-9. . (1st author)
 X. Li, J. Luo, S. Wang, Y. Shen, Y. Qiu, X. Wang, X. Deng, X. Liu, W. Bao, P. Liu, J. Zhou, C. Ding, Z. Ma, Engineering, expression, and immuno-characterization of recombinant protein comprising multi-neutralization sites of rabies virus glycoprotein, Protein Expr Purif 70 (2010) 179-183 . (1st author)
 X. Li, Y. Qiu, Y. Shen, C. Ding, P. Liu, J. Zhou, Z. Ma, Splicing together different regions of a gene by modified polymerase chain reaction-based site-directed mutagenesis, Anal Biochem 373 (2008) 398-40. (1st author)
 Yanhui Wang; Xiaojing Gao; Yali Yao; Yunjing Zhang; Chaochao Lv; Zhe Sun; Yuzhou Wang; Xiangrui Jia; Jinshan Zhuang; Yan Xiao; Xiangdong Li; Kegong Tian. The dynamics of Chinese variant porcine epidemic diarrhea virus production in Vero cells and intestines of 2-day old piglets，Virus Research, 2015 . (Corresponding author)
 X. Li, A.G. Beckley, L. Pappan, et al. Comparison of Host Immune Responses to Homologous and Heterologous Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) Challenge in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated pigs. BioMed Research International (2014), 416727. (1st author)
 S.N. Shishido, S. Varahan, K. Yuan, X. Li, S.D. Fleming, Humoral innate immune response and disease, Clin Immunol 144 (2012) 142-158. (Co-1st author)
 Z. Zhou, X. Li, Q. Liu, D. Hu, X. Yue, J. Ni, X. Yu, X. Zhai, A. Galliher-Beckley, N. Chen, J. Shi, K. Tian, Complete genome sequence of two novel Chinese virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus variants, J Virol 86 (2012) 6373-6374.. (Co-1st author)
Amy Galliher-Beckleya, Xiangdong Li, John T. Batesa, Rachel Madera, Andrew Waters, Jerome Nietfeld, Jamie Henningson, Dongsheng He,Wenhai Feng, Ruiai Chen, Jishu Shi. Pigs immunized with Chinese highly pathogenic PRRS virus modiﬁedlive vaccine are protected from challenge with North American PRRSVstrain NADC-20. Vaccine 33 (2015) 3518–3525. (Co-1st author)
 Tongyan Wang, Yan Xiao, Qingyuan Yang, Yuzhou Wang, Zhe Sun, Chaolin Zhang, Shijun Yan, Juan Wang, Linghua Guo, He Yan, Zhiyu Gao, Lilin Wang, Xiangdong Li, Feifei Tan, Kegong Tian. Construction of a gE-deleted pseudorabies virus and its efficacy to the new-emerging variant PRV challenge in the form of killed vaccine. BioMed Research International. 2015.1-10
 X. Deng, X. Li, Y. Shen, Y. Qiu, Z. Shi, D. Shao, Y. Jin, H. Chen, C. Ding, L. Li, P. Chen, Z. Ma, The Meq oncoprotein of Marek's disease virus interacts with p53 and inhibits its transcriptional and apoptotic activities, Virol J 7 (2010) 348.
 X. Yu, N. Chen, D. Hu, W. Zhang, X. Li, B. Wang, L. Kang, X. Li, Q. Liu, K. Tian, Detection of Neospora caninum from farm-bred young blue foxes (Alopex lagopus) in China, J Vet Med Sci 71 (2009) 113-115.
 Y. Shen, X. Wang, L. Guo, Y. Qiu, X. Li, H. Yu, H. Xiang, G. Tong, Z. Ma, Influenza A virus induces p53 accumulation in a biphasic pattern, Biochem Biophys Res Commun 382 (2009) 331-335.
 Y. Qiu, Y. Shen, X. Li, Q. Liu, Z. Ma, Polyclonal antibody to porcine p53 protein: a new tool for studying the p53 pathway in a porcine model, Biochem Biophys Res Commun 377 (2008) 151-155.
 Y. Qiu, Y. Shen, X. Li, C. Ding, Z. Ma, Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a novel isoform of chicken myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88), Dev Comp Immunol 32 (2008) 1522-1530.
 Z. Zhou, Q. Liu, D. Hu, X. Yue, X. Yu, Q. Zhang, X. Gu, J. Ni, X. Li, X. Zhai, K. Tian, Complete genome sequence of a European genotype porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in china, Genome Announc 1 (2013).
 M. Pazgier, B. Ericksen, M. Ling, E. Toth, J. Shi, X. Li, A. Galliher-Beckley, L. Lan, G. Zou, C. Zhan, W. Yuan, E. Pozharski, W. Lu, Structural and functional analysis of the pro-domain of human cathelicidin, LL-37, Biochemistry 52 (2013) 1547-1558.
 N. Chen, X. Yu, L. Wang, J. Wu, Z. Zhou, J. Ni, X. Li, X. Zhai, K. Tian, Two natural recombinant highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses with different pathogenicities, Virus Genes 46 (2013) 473-478.
 X. Yu, N. Chen, L. Wang, J. Wu, Z. Zhou, J. Ni, X. Li, X. Zhai, J. Shi, K. Tian, New genomic characteristics of highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses do not lead to significant changes in pathogenicity, Vet Microbiol 158 (2012) 291-299.
 J. Wu, N. Chen, W. Han, Z. Cao, X. Deng, L. Wang, X. Yu, Z. Zhou, X. Li, J. Shi, K. Tian, Complete genome sequence of an overattenuated highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, J Virol 86 (2012) 6381-6382.
 W.H. Cheng, A. Holmstrom, X. Li, R.T. Wu, H. Zeng, Z. Xiao, Effect of dietary selenium and cancer cell xenograft on peripheral T and B lymphocytes in adult nude mice, Biol Trace Elem Res 146 (2012) 230-235.
 Zhang C, Guo L, Jia X, Wang T, Wang J, Sun Z, Wang L, Li X, Tan F, Tian K. Construction of a triple gene-deleted Chinese Pseudorabies virus variant and its efficacy study as a vaccine candidate on suckling piglets. Vaccine. 2015 May 15; 33(21):2432-7.
 Pang Wenqiang, Zhao Kunkun, Xue Jingjing, Geng Xiaolin, Yuan Yue, Huang Yuxin, Yang Yujie, Jin Yudan, Tian Hui,Wu Peng, Li Xiangdong, Liu Wujie and Tian Kegong. Purified recombinant VP2 protein can provide complete protection to very virulent infectious bursal disease virus challenge as a subunit vaccine. Journal of Vaccines and Immunology. 2015, 39-42.
 Yunjing Zhang, Yali Yao, Xiaojing Gao, Yanhui Wang, Xiangrui Jia, Yan Xiao, Tongyan Wang, Xiangdong Li, Kegong Tian. Development of a Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus S1 Protein. Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy.2015 (Correspoding author)
 Yuzhou Wang, Tongyan Wang, He Yan, Fanli Yan, Linghua Guo, Qingyuan Yang, Xule Hu, Feifei Tan, Yan Xiao, Xiangdong Li, Kegong Tian.Research and development of a novel subunit vaccine for current-circulating pseudorabies virus variant in China. Front.Agr.Sci. Eng. ,2015,2(3):216-222. (Correspoding author)
Yunjing Zhang, Yali Yao, Xiaojing Gao, Yanhui Wang, Xiangrui Jia, Yan Xiao, Tongyan Wang, Xiangdong Li, Kegong Tian. Development of a Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus S1 Protein. Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy.2016, 35(1);1-5
 Qing-Yuan Yang, Zhe Sun, Fei-Fei Tan, Ling-Hua Guo, Yu-Zhou Wang, Juan Wang, Zhi-Yan Wang, Li-Lin Wang, Xiang-Dong Li, Yan Xiao, Ke-Gong Tian. Pathogenicity of a currently circulating Chinese variant pseudorabies virus in pigs. World Journal of Virology, 2016,12,5(1):23-30
 Xiangfeng Xi , Xiaobing Mo, Yan Xiao, Bo Yin, Chaochao Lv, Yuzhou Wang , Zhe Sun, Qingyuan Yang, Yali Yao, Yajie Xuan, Xiangdong Li, Y. Adam Yuan, Kegong Tian. Production of Escherichia coli-based virus-like particle vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 challenge in piglets: Structure characterization and protective efficacy validation. Journal of Biotechnology, 2016, 233:8-12
 Guobiao Ji, Yingying Li, Feifei Tan, Jinshan Zhuang, Xiangdong Li, Kegong Tian. Complete Genome Sequence of a Chinese Highly Pathogenic Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus That Has a Further Deletion in the Nsp2 Gene.Genome Announcements, 2016, 4(1): e1770-15 (Correspoding author)
 Xiang S, Zhou Z, Hu X, Li Y, Zhang C, Wang J, Li X, Tan F, Tian K. 2016. Complete genome sequence of a variant pseudorabies virus strain isolated in central China.Genome Announc 4(2):e00149-16.
 Shijun YAN , He YAN, Chaolin ZHANG, Tongyan WANG, Qingyuan YAN , Zhe SUN, Yan XIAO , Feifei TAN, Xiangdong LI, Kegong TIAN. RR1 and RR2 gene deletion affects the immunogenicity of a live attenuated pseudorabies virus vaccine candidate in natural pig host. Front. Agr. Sci. Eng. 2016 (Correspoding author)
 Ji G, Li Y, Tan F, Zhuang J, Li X, Tian K. 2016. Complete genome sequence of an NADC30-like strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in China. Genome Announc 4(2):e00303-16 (Correspoding author)
 Chaochao Lv, Yan Xiao, Xiangdong Li, Keong Tian. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus: current insights. Virus Adaptation and Treatment 2016:8 1–12. (Correspoding author)
 Sun Z, Wang J, Bai X, Ji G, Yan H, Li Y, Wang Y, Tan F, Xiao Y, Li X, Tian K. Pathogenicity comparison between highly pathogenic and NADC30-like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Arch Virol. 2016 May 5. (Correspoding author)
 Lv C, Yang Q, Gao X, Yao Y, Li X, Xiao Y, Tian K. 2016. Complete genome sequence of a classical swine fever virus isolate belonging to new subgenotype 2.1d from Henan Province, central China. Genome Announc 4(3):e00093-16.
 Li Y, Ji G, Wang J, Tan F, Zhuang J, Li X, Tian K. 2016. Complete genome sequence of an NADC30-like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus characterized by recombination with other strains. Genome Announc 4(3):e00330-16. (Correspoding author)
 C. Li , J. Zhuang, J. Wang, L. Han, Z. Sun, Y. Xiao, G. Ji, Y. Li, F. Tan, X. Li, K. Tian. Outbreak Investigation of NADC30-Like PRRSV in South-East China. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 2016 doi:10.1111/tbed.12530 (Correspoding author)
 A. Galliher-Beckley, L.K. Pappan, Rachel Madera, Y. Burakova, A. Waters, M. Nickles, X. Li, J. Nietfeld, J.R. Schlup, Q. Zhong, S. McVey, S.S. Dritz, J. Shi. Characterization of a novel oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant for swine influenza virus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccines. Vaccine, 33(2015):2903-2908.
 Xiangdong Li, Jiajun Wu, Feifei Tan, Yingying Li, Guobiao Ji, Jinshan Zhuang, Xinyan Zhai, Kegong Tian*. Genome characterization of two NADC30-like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses in China. SpingerPlus, 2016 (1st author)
 Xiaofei Bai, Yuzhou Wang, Xin Xu, Zhe Sun, Yan Xiao, Guobiao Ji, Yingying Li, Feifei Tan, Xiangdong Li*, Kegong Tian*.Commercial vaccines provide limited protection to NADC30-like PRRSV infection. Vaccine, 2016 (Correspoding author)