Jian Xu, Assistant Professor
Jian Xu, PhD., is an Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research in the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Xu’s primary research interest is functional cancer genomics and epigenetics with a focus on blood stem cell development and malignancies. Dr. Xu received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Fudan University, and his PhD in Molecular Biology from University of California-Los Angeles in 2008. He did his postdoctoral training with Dr. Stuart Orkin in HHMI, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Xu has received many prestigious awards including the ASH Merit Award in 2008 and 2009, the Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship in 2009, an NIH Career Development Award in 2011, the CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research in 2014, and the ASH Scholar Award in 2015.