Hehuang “David” Xie, PhD
2003Ph.D., Genetics ProgramThe University of IowaIowa City, IA
2003Master of Science, Computer ScienceThe University of IowaIowa City, IA
1997Master of ScienceShanghai Institute of Cell BiologyChinese Academy of Science
1994Bachelor of Science, GeneticsSichuan UniversityChina
- Cancer and stem cell epigenomics
- Computation biology and bioinformatics
- Biotechnology and systems biology
Our group is particularly interested in strategies to assess epigenetic variation within and between cell populations, and to reveal transcription factors and gene networks controlling epigenetic dynamics during normal development and diseases. The term “epigenetic” mainly refers to histone modifications and DNA methylation, which are alternative ways to control gene expression while maintaining the nucleotide sequence of the genome. In other words, epigenetic changes allow cells with identical genomic content to demonstrate distinct phenotypes.
Learn more about research in Dr. Xie's Epigenomics and Computational Biology Laboratory.
View publications on Hehuang "David" Xie's PubMed profile.
2016 – PresentAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biomedical Sciences and PathobiologyVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary MedicineVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2016 – PresentAssociate ProfessorBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia TechDepartment of Biological SciencesVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2012 – 2016Research Associate ProfessorBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia TechDepartment of Biological SciencesVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2005 – 2012Research Assistant ProfessorCancer Biology and Epigenomics ProgramChildren's Memorial Research CenterDepartment of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
2004 – 2005Post/Doctoral Research AssociateThe University of MinnesotaAdvisor: Dr. Scott C. Fahrenkrug
2003 – 2004Post/Doctoral Research AssociateThe University of IowaAdvisor: Dr. Bento SoaresIowa City, IA
1998 – 2003Graduate Research AssistantThe University of IowaAdvisor: Dr. Bento SoaresIowa City, IA
- Member, International Society of Computational Biology