Director, Biochemical Genetics and Special Chemistry
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Xiaowei Fu is board-certified in biochemical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics. She serves as the Director of Biochemical Genetics and Special Chemistry at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She conducts research in the areas of metabolism and pharmacokinetics.


Medical School: 

China Medical University, China

Graduate School: 

Shimane Medical University, Japan


BenGang General Hospital (Pediatrics)


University of California, San Francisco (Clinical Biochemical Genetics) and Stanford University Children's Hospital



Diplomat, American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification, Specialist in Chemistry

Professional Memberships: 

The Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
American College of Medical Genetics
The Society for Study of Inherited Metabolic Disorders
American Society of Mass Spectrometry
American Association of Clinical Chemistry


Full Scholarship from Japanese Ministry of Education (1997-2001)
Young Investigator Travel Award, MSACL (2014)
Best Poster Presentation, Annual Conference of AACC (2015)

Other Information


Shanmuganathan M, Krishnan S, Fu X, Nemani V. Attenuation of pterin synthesis prevents the invasion of endothelial cells and the development of meningitis in newborn mice by Escherichia coli K1. J Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 1;207(1):61-71, doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis656 First published online: October 24, 2012

Fu X, Xu Y-K, Chan P, Pattengale P. Simultaneous Detection of Plasma Methylmalonic acid, Total homocysteine, Methionine and 2-Methylcitric acid Using Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). JIMD Rep. 2013;10:69-78. doi: 10.1007/8904_2012_205. Epub 2013 Feb 15.

Shanmuganathan MV, Krishnan S, Fu X and Nemani V. Escherichia coli K1 induces pterin production for enhanced expression of Fcγ receptor I to invade RAW 264.7 macrophages. Microbes Infect. 2013 Oct 23. PMID:24161960

Neely M, Margol A, Fu X, Guilder M, Bayard D, Schumitzky A, Orbach R, Liu S, Louie S, and Hope W. Achieving target voriconazole concentrations more accurately in children and adolescents. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Mar 16. pii: AAC.00032-15. [Epub ahead of print]

Jelliffe RW, Schumitzky A, Bayard, D, Fu X, Gilman T and Neely M. Describing Assay Precision - Reciprocal of Variance is correct, not CV percent: its use should significantly improve laboratory performance. Ther Drug Monit 2015 Jun; 37(3):389-94. doi: 10.1097/FTD.0000000000000168. PMID: 25970509 [PubMed - in process] PMCID:PMC4435937[Available on 2016-06-01]

Research Interests: 

Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Nutritional Metabolism, Pharmacokinetic Study