Researcher biography

Dr Qing (Summer) Xia completed her Phd at the University of Queensland. Her PhD study utilized in vitro models to assess human exposure risk posed by mixed metal/metalloids (as well as PAHs) in soils. Postdoctoral researches have expanded to biomedical field, studying the potential of Chinese herbal medicines to alleviate leukemia and silicosis. Study will be carried out regarding the health effects of microplastics on lung using human lung cell system. Her research interests include metal/metalloid contamination, bioaccessibility, in vitro toxicology.


Xia Q, Peng C, Lamb D, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, Ng JC. Bioaccessibility of arsenic and cadmium assessed for in vitro bioaccessibility in spiked soils and their interaction during the Unified BARGE Method (UBM) extraction. Chemosphere. 2016;147:444-50.

Xia Q, Peng C, Lamb D, Kader M, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, et al. Effects of arsenic and cadmium on bioaccessibility of lead in spiked soils assessed by Unified BARGE Method. Chemosphere. 2016;154:343-9.

Xia Q, Lamb D, Peng C, Ng JC. Interaction effects of As, Cd and Pb on their respective bioaccessibility with time in co-contaminated soils assessed by the Unified BARGE Method. Environ Sci Pollut R. 2017;24(6):5585-94.

Sun HY, Xia Q, Liu RT. Comparison of the binding of the dyes Sudan II and Sudan IV to bovine hemoglobin. J Lumin. 2014;148:143-50

Tang WZ, Xia Q, Shan BQ, Ng JC. Relationship of bioaccessibility and fractionation of cadmium in long-term spiked soils for health risk assessment based on four in vitro gastrointestinal simulation models. Sci Total Environ. 2018;631-632:1582-9

Peng C, Muthusamy S, Xia Q, Lal V, Denison MS, Ng JC. Micronucleus formation by single and mixed heavy metals/loids and PAH compounds in HepG2 cells. Mutagenesis. 2015;30(5):593-602.

Teng Y, Liu RT, Li C, Xia Q, Zhang PJ. The interaction between 4-aminoantipyrine and bovine serum albumin: Multiple spectroscopic and molecular docking investigations. J Hazard Mater. 2011;190(1-3):574-81.

Peng C, Arthur DM, Sichani HT, Xia Q, Ng JC. Assessing benzene-induced toxicity on wild type Euglena gracilis Z and its mutant strain SMZ. Chemosphere. 2013;93(10):2381-9.

Peng C, Arthur D, Liu FY, Lee J, Xia Q, Lavin MF, et al. Genotoxicity of hydroquinone in A549 cells. Cell Biol Toxicol. 2013;29(4):213-27.