Tian Xu PhD

Professor of Genetics; Vice Chairman of Genetics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Biographical Info


International Activity

  • Yale-Fudan University Collaboration
    Shanghai, China(2011)
    Taught inaugural lecture of Fudan-Yale Center for Education Cooperation based in Fudan. In November 2003, Yale President Levin signed the agreement to establish the Fudan-Yale Center for Education Cooperation, which plans to expand by opening up the facilities to all faculty across Yale who may wish to make use of video conferencing between Yale and Fudan either to give specific lectures or to teach a full course. The center plans to expand by opening up the facilities to all faculty across Yale who may wish to make use of video conferencing between Yale and Fudan either to give specific lectures or to teach a full course.
  • China
    China(2010)
    Utilizing PB Transposon to Generate a Comprehensive Mouse Knockout Resource
  • Biomedical Research Center, Fudan-Yale
    China(2008)
    Yale and Fudan University in Shanghai, under the direction of Yale Genetics Professor Tian Xu, are carrying out large genetic screens in mice to elucidate the basic mechanisms of disease development. The goals of the Center are to perform cutting-edge research and training, to serve as a model for academic reform in China, and to promote international exchange and cooperation. The Fudan-Yale Biomedical Research Center is becoming a locus for research in the field of genetics and molecular medicine, and is working to identify novel genetic solutions for human diseases ranging from cancers to a growing number of progressive neurodegenerative diseases. Research from the Center was the subject of the featured cover article in the August 2005 issue of the journal Cell.

Education & Training

Ph.D.
Yale University (1990)
Helen H. Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
UC Berkeley

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