Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Professer of Immunology
Professor of Pathology
Professor in Surgery
Campus mail 2 Genome Court, Durham, NC 27710
Email address xunrong.luo@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • General Nephrology Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2001 - 2003
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1998 - 2001
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1998
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1995


Dangi, Anil, Shuangjin Yu, Frances T. Lee, Melanie Burnette, Stuart Knechtle, Jean Kwun, and Xunrong Luo. “Donor apoptotic cell-based therapy for effective inhibition of donor-specific memory T and B cells to promote long-term allograft survival in allosensitized recipients.” Am J Transplant, April 10, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15878.

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DeBerge, Matthew, Shuangjin Yu, Shirley Dehn, Igal Ifergan, Xin Yi Yeap, Mallory Filipp, Amanda Becker, Xunrong Luo, Stephen Miller, and Edward B. Thorp. “Monocytes prime autoreactive T cells after myocardial infarction.” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 318, no. 1 (January 1, 2020): H116–23. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00595.2019.

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Lee, Frances T., Anil Dangi, Sahil Shah, Melanie Burnette, Yong-Guang Yang, Allan D. Kirk, Bernhard J. Hering, Stephen D. Miller, and Xunrong Luo. “Rejection of xenogeneic porcine islets in humanized mice is characterized by graft-infiltrating Th17 cells and activated B cells.” Am J Transplant, December 28, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15763.

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Samy, Kannan P., Qimeng Gao, Robert Patrick Davis, Mingqing Song, Zachary W. Fitch, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrea L. MacDonald, et al. “The role of human CD46 in early xenoislet engraftment in a dual transplant model.” Xenotransplantation 26, no. 6 (November 2019): e12540. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12540.

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