Computational Structural & Systems Biology
Yu (Brandon) Xia
Department of Bioengineering
I am a Professor in the Department 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 Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale, the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine, 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 in 1995 with B.S. in Chemistry (major) and Computer Science (minor). I received my Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 2003, specializing in computational biology with Michael Levitt. After postdoctoral research with Mark Gerstein at Yale University, I became an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering (secondary) at Boston University. I joined McGill University in 2013 as Associate Professor and was subsequently promoted to Professor. My research interests include: computational biology, structural bioinformatics, biological networks, and evolution.
Honors and awards include: Gold Medal, International Chemistry Olympiad (1990), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (1996), Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship (2004), PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Informatics (2008), K. C. Wong Research Award (2010), Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (2015, 2022), NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award (2019).
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