|Grant ID: RR140025|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Boston Children's Hospital, HHMI
May 21, 2014
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.