Yuxin Xu

Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Yuxin received his bachelor of medicine from Anhui Medical University, China, and Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He obtained his postdoctoral training in Columbia University, New York, where he studied the regulation of gene expression via transcription and pre-mRNA processing, as well as the mechanism of mitotic chromosome condensation in mammals. Following his postdoc, he was employed as research assistant professor at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus, where he studied the metabolic regulation of mammalian glycosylation and the regulation of perlecan in the lipid binding and its implications in atherosclerosis. His current research is focusing on the molecular mechanism of the newly identified genetic factors in the lipoprotein metabolism and their significance in the cardiovascular diseases.