Andrew Xiao, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations


Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

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

Yale Stem Cell Center: Xiao Lab

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Andrew Xiao is an associate 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). His laboratory has made significant contributions to the understanding of the maintenance of pluripotency, as well as the recent discovery of novel epigenetic mechanisms, i.e., N6-methyl-adenine, in mammalian genomes. 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.

Education & Training

PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)
Postdoctoral Fellow The Rockefeller University

Honors & Recognition

  • Outstanding Early Investigator AwardsLudwig Family Foundation (2018)

  • Blavatnik Innovation Award (2017)

  • New Scholar AwardEllison Medical Foundation (2012)

  • NCI Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Research (K99/R00)NIH/NCI (2009)

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure fellow at Rockefeller UniversitySusan G. Komen for the Cure (2006)

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Andrew Xiao, PhD
Office Location
Amistad Street Building
10 Amistad Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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