Tian Xu PhD

Professor of Genetics; Vice Chairman of Genetics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Dept of Neurobiology (Secondary appointment)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and DevelopmentInformation & Biotechnology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Genetics

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Animal Organogenesis

Diabetes Research Center

Genetics: Tian Xu Lab

Cancer Genetics

Research Interests

Genetic methodology; Cancer biology; Food and metabolism; Developmental mechanisms


  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1990

Selected Publication

  • Wu M, Pastor-Pareja JC & Xu T. Interaction between RasV12 and scribble clones induces tumor growth and invasion. Nature, 2010, 403, 676–680.