Xuemei Zhong, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Xuemei Zhong
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


Dr. Xuemei Zhong is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s in English and Biochemistry from the East China University of Science and Technology. Following that, she received a master’s in molecular biology from the University of Massachusetts. She then pursued her PhD in Immunology/Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. She discovered a new B-lymphocyte population termed L2pB1 cells as an instructor, and has been studying this population of cells since then. Her areas of expertise include immunology, B-cell immunology, autoimmunity, immunohistochemistry technology, inflammatory diseases and immuno-oncology research.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Associate Member, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Boston University Medical Center
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Boston University, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, MSc
  • East China University of Science and Technology, BSc
  • East China University of Science and Technology, BSc


  • Published on 9/23/2021

    Shibad V, Bootwala A, Mao C, Bader H, Vo H, Landesman-Bollag E, Guo C, Rubio A, Near R, Gao W, Challa S, Chukka V, Gao J, Kelly A, Landesman T, VanHelene T, Zhong X. L2pB1 Cells Contribute to Tumor Growth Inhibition. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:722451. PMID: 34630396.

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  • Published on 8/20/2015

    Lee RA, Mao C, Vo H, Gao W, Zhong X. Fluorescence tagging and inducible depletion of PD-L2-expressing B-1 B cells in vivo. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Dec; 1362:77-85. PMID: 26291441.

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  • Published on 2/7/2015

    Aprahamian TR, Zhong X, Amir S, Binder CJ, Chiang LK, Al-Riyami L, Gharakhanian R, Harnett MM, Harnett W, Rifkin IR. The immunomodulatory parasitic worm product ES-62 reduces lupus-associated accelerated atherosclerosis in a mouse model. Int J Parasitol. 2015 Mar; 45(4):203-7. PMID: 25666929.

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  • Published on 12/15/2014

    Vo H, Chiu J, Allaimo D, Mao C, Wang Y, Gong Y, Ow H, Porter T, Zhong X. High fat diet deviates PtC-specific B1 B cell phagocytosis in obese mice. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2014 Dec; 2(4):254-61. PMID: 25866632.

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  • Published on 8/4/2014

    Zeng L, Maruyama S, Nakamura K, Parker-Duffen JL, Adham IM, Zhong X, Lee HK, Querfurth H, Walsh K. The injury-induced myokine insulin-like 6 is protective in experimental autoimmune myositis. Skelet Muscle. 2014; 4:16. PMID: 25161767.

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  • Published on 1/15/2012

    Chan LL, Zhong X, Pirani A, Lin B. A novel method for kinetic measurements of rare cell proliferation using Cellometer image-based cytometry. J Immunol Methods. 2012 Mar 30; 377(1-2):8-14. PMID: 22265885.

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  • Published on 4/29/2011

    Chan LL, Zhong X, Qiu J, Li PY, Lin B. Cellometer vision as an alternative to flow cytometry for cell cycle analysis, mitochondrial potential, and immunophenotyping. Cytometry A. 2011 Jul; 79(7):507-17. PMID: 21538841.

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  • Published on 12/31/2010

    Zhong X, Rothstein TL. L2pB1: a new player in autoimmunity. Mol Immunol. 2011 Jun; 48(11):1292-300. PMID: 21195478.

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  • Published on 12/1/2009

    Zhong X, Lau S, Bai C, Degauque N, Holodick NE, Steven SJ, Tumang J, Gao W, Rothstein TL. A novel subpopulation of B-1 cells is enriched with autoreactivity in normal and lupus-prone mice. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Dec; 60(12):3734-43. PMID: 19950285.

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  • Published on 9/1/2009

    Holodick NE, Repetny K, Zhong X, Rothstein TL. Adult BM generates CD5+ B1 cells containing abundant N-region additions. Eur J Immunol. 2009 Sep; 39(9):2383-94. PMID: 19714574.

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