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


Dr. Andrew Xiao is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Yale Stem Cell Center. Dr. Xiao’s laboratory focuses on epigenetic regulation in pluripotent stem cells, including embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotenct stem cells (iPSC), as well as epigenetic regulation in neural development and aging. Dr. Xiao received his Ph.D degree from Terry Van Dyke’s lab at UNC-Chapel Hill and postdoctoral training from David Allis’ lab at Rockefeller University. Since 2009, Andrew Xiao is a recipient of the NCI Howard Temin Award in Cancer Research (K99/R00) and in 2012, he received the New Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation.


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

Selected Publication

  • 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

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • New Scholar Award(2012) , Ellison Medical Foundation