Dr. Xiuling Shi

Assistant Professor of Biology

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  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Auburn University
  • M.S. in Cell Biology, the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Dr. Xiuling Shi teaches in the areas of ecology, life science, and plant physiology. Her research interests include the identification and characterization of cytokinin response factor genes in a salt-tolerant plant called saltwater cress (Eutrema salsugineum).

Before coming to Corban, Dr. Shi taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Auburn University. After graduation, she conducted research in plant genetics for several years. She says, “Over the years I realized that my true interest is to teach and influence my students positively.”

Recent Publications:

  • Ji L, Jordan WT, Shi X, Hu L, He C, Schmitz RJ (2017) TET-mediated epimutagenesis of the Arabidopsis thaliana methylome. Nature Communications, 9(895)
  • Bewick AJ, Ji L, Niederhuth CE, Willing E, Hofmeister BT, Shi X, Wang L, Lu Z, Rohr NA, Hartwig B, Kiefer C, Deal RB, et al. (2016) On the Origin and Evolutionary Consequences of Gene Body DNA Methylation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113:9111-9116


Dr. Shi married her husband Ming in 2004, and they have one son, Timothy. They enjoy reading, sight-seeing, and going to parks, as well as Chinese operas.

Why Corban

“Corban is dedicated to Christ-centered education. I love being part of this community.”