Andrew Zhuo Xiao PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell GeneticsCancer Genetics & GenomicsGenetics

Research Interests

Chromatin biology; Histone variants; Modifications and chromatin remodeling complexes; Cellular reprogramming (iPS) and stem cell biology; Mammalian neural crest cell; Mammalian DNA damage response more...


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Wu T, Stadtfeld M, Tseng Z, Liu Y, Tahmasian M, Hochedlinger K & Xiao A*. Histone Variant H2A.X-Mediated Epigenetic Mechanisms are Critical for Maintaining Genome Stability and Pluripotency in ES and iPS Cells. (2014) Cell Stem Cell in press
  • Buganim Y., Markoulaki S.,*, Wietmarschen N., Hoke H., Wu T., Ganz K., Akhtar-Zaidi B., He Y., Abraha B., Porubsky D., Kulenkampff E., Faddah D., Shi L., Gao Q., Sarkar Q., Cohen M., Goldman J., Nery J., Schultz M.,. Ecker J., Xiao A., Young R., Lansdorp P. and Jaenisch R. The developmental potential of iPSCs is greatly influenced by the selection of the reprogramming factors. (2014) Cell Stem Cell in press
  • Dai J., Liu Y., Na L., Chiourea M., Okuka M., Wu T, Chunlin M., Wang L, Wang L, Yin Y., Yuan J., Zuo B., Wang F., Ye X., Li Z, Pan X., Yin Z., Chen L., Keefe D.J., Gagos S., Xiao A.* and Liu L* Rif1 Maintains Telomere Length Homeostasis of Embryonic Stem Cells by Mediating Subtelomeric Heterochromatin Silencing. (2014) Developmental Cell 29(1) 7-19 PMID: 24735877



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