Computational Structural & Systems Biology
Yu (Brandon) Xia
Department of Bioengineering
I am a Professor of Bioengineering at McGill University, where I hold the Canada Research Chair in Computational and Systems Biology. At McGill, I am also affiliated with the Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, the Graduate Program in Quantitative Life Sciences, the Quantitative Biology Initiative, the Centre for Structural Biology, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. External to McGill, I am affiliated with the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
I graduated from Peking University with B.S. in Chemistry (major) and Computer Science (minor). I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, specializing in computational biology with Michael Levitt (2013 Nobel laureate). After postdoctoral research at Yale University, I became an Assistant Professor at Boston University. I joined McGill University in 2013 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2018.
Honors and awards include: Gold Medal, International Chemistry Olympiad, 1990; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellow, 1996; Jane Coffin Childs Fellow, 2004; PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant, 2008; Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), 2015; NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, 2019.
Yu (Brandon) Xia Lab | Department of Bioengineering | McGill University