Yu (Brandon) Xia
Computational Structural & Systems Biology
I am a tenured Associate
Professor in the Department of
Bioengineering at McGill University. In
addition, I am an adjunct faculty member in the Bioinformatics Program at Boston University, and an
affiliated faculty member in the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB)
at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.|
I received my B.S. in Chemistry (major) and Computer Science (minor) from Peking University, and my Ph.D. in Chemistry (specializing in computational structural biology) from Stanford University under the supervision of Prof. Michael Levitt (2013 Nobel laureate in Chemistry). I carried out postdoctoral research in bioformatics with Prof. Mark Gerstein at Yale University. I was an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy) at Boston University before joining the McGill faculty.
My research interests include computational biology and bioinformatics. My current reesarch aims to construct genome-scale computer models of biomolecular networks with high spatial
and temporal resolutions, and to use these genome-scale models to probe biophysical and design principles of biological networks, and to study the systems biology of disease.
McGill Bioengineering | BU Bioinformatics | September 2013