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Tian Xu, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Genetics


Education & Training

  • Helen H. Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
    UC Berkeley (1993)
  • PhD
    Yale University (1990)
  • BS
    Fudan University, Biology (1982)


  • Yale-Fudan University Collaboration
    Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 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 Ya
  • 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 medici

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
CC Tan Life Science Innovation Award2012
AAAS Fellow2011
National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award Advisor2009
Magnolia Silver AwardShanghai2008
Shanghai Science and Technology Award2007
National Youth Invention Award, Advisor2006
Fudan Presidential Award2005
Overseas Young Scholar Award2002
Rothberg Courage AwardTuberous Sclerosis Alliance2001
Pew Scholar Award1995

Professional Service

Overseas Advisory Committee, China State CouncilMember2011 - Present
Annual Review of GeneticsEditorial Board2011 - Present
Integrative BiologyEditorial Board2010 - Present
CellEditorial Board2009 - 2016
Disease Models and MechanismsFounding Editor2008 - Present
Cell ResearchEditorial Board2006 - 2010
Yale Center for Experimental and Therapeutic GeneticsDirector2004 - 2010
The International Journal of Biological SciencesEditorial Board2003 - Present
Journal of Genetics and GenomicsEditorial Board2003 - Present
Special Advisor to President of Yale University on Science and Education in ChinaMember2002 - 2011
Chinese Biological Investigators SocietyPresident2002 - 2005
Molecular Cancer ResearchEditorial Board2002 - Present
The Rothberg Institute for Childhood DiseasesChairman, Scientific Advisory Board2002 - Present
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in AmericaTreasurer2000 - 2004
American-Chinese Frontiers of ScienceChair, Committee1997 - 2000

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