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 Development

Office of Student ResearchInformation & BiotechnologyInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell GeneticsCancer Genetics & GenomicsAnimal OrganogenesisDiabetes Research Center | Genetics: Tian Xu LabCancer Genetics

Research Interests

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


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Wu M, Pastor-Pareja JC & Xu T. Interaction between RasV12 and scribble clones induces tumor growth and invasion. Nature, 2010, 403, 676–680.
  • Igaki T., Pastor-Pareja, JC., , Aonuma, H., Miura M. and Xu T. Intrinsic tumor suppression and epithelial maintenance by endocytic activation of Eiger/TNF signaling in Drosophila. Dev Cell, 2009, 16:458-465.
  • Ding S, Wu X, Li G, Han M, Zhuang Y, Xu T. (2005). Efficient Transposition of the piggyBac (PB) Transposon in Mammalian Cells and Mice. Cell 122(3):473-483.



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