Biographical Sketch: Jianhua Xu, Ph.D.

Jianhua Xu, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He administers research grants on cell signaling, organization, mechanics, migration, and adhesion. He also manages the Postdoctoral T32 Medical Genetics Program, and F32 ​postdoctoral fellowships in cell biology, genetics, and developmental biology. Before joining NIGMS, Xu was a tenured associate professor in neuroscience at the Medical College of Georgia. He earned a B.S. in zoology and a Ph.D. in entomology from Nankai University, China. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta, Canada, and at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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