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Lead Investigator Bio

Xu Laboratory
H. Eric Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, Innovation and Integration Program, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology
Distinguished Director, VARI-SIMM Research Center
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Areas of expertise: Structural biology, drug development, crystallography, G-coupled protein receptors, hormone signaling

Biography

Dr. Xu went to Duke University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry. Following a postdoctoral fellowship with Carl Pabo at MIT, he moved to GlaxoWellcome in 1996 as a research investigator of nuclear receptor drug discovery. Dr. Xu joined VARI as a Senior Scientific Investigator in July 2002 and was promoted to Distinguished Scientific Investigator in March 2007. Dr. Xu is also the Primary Investigator and Distinguished Director of the VARI/SIMM Research Center in Shanghai, China. In 2016, he was named the winner of The Protein Society’s prestigious Hans Neurath Award for his significant contributions to protein research.