Dr. Xinshu (Grace) Xiao
Maria R. Ross Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology,
Director, Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Program
Dr. Xinshu (Grace) Xiao received her B.S. degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for graduate studies, earning the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2000 and 2004, respectively. During this period, she worked on mathematical modeling and systems identification with Dr. Roger D. Kamm and Dr. Richard J. Cohen, respectively, at MIT. After receiving her Ph.D degree in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), a joint program by MIT and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Xiao joined the laboratory of Dr. Chris B. Burge in the Department of Biology at MIT for postdoctoral training, where she carried out bioinformatic,genomic and experimental studies of alternative splicing.
In 2008, Dr. Xiao joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is now the Maria R. Ross Endowed Professor of the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology. She also serves as the Director of the Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Program. In addition to her primary appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Dr. Xiao is affiliated with the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, the Molecular Biology Institute, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a training faculty with several Ph.D. programs, including the Bioinformatics IDP, Molecular Biology IDP, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology IDP, and the Bioengineering Ph.D. program. She is also a participating faculty in the Computational and Systems Biology undergraduate program.