Jian Xu, Ph.D.
Jian Xu, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Children’s Research Institute

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR140025
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Boston Children's Hospital, HHMI
Date Awarded: 
May 21, 2014
Grant Amount: 

Jian Xu received his Ph.D. with Dr. Stephen Smale from UCLA, where he studied epigenetic regulation of stem cell pluripotency. Upon completion of his Ph.D. training in 2008, he earned a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation postdoctoral fellowship and joined Dr. Stuart Orkin’s laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

In 2012, he became an instructor in pediatric hematology-oncology at Harvard Medical School. With Dr. Orkin, he made important discoveries toward understanding the clinically relevant fetal-to-adult developmental globin switch and the epigenetic control of blood stem cell development.

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