Zhenyu Xuan

Associate Professor - Biological Sciences
Tags: Biology Genomics, Systems and Computational Biology

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Bioinformatics
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China - 2000
B.S. - Theoretical Physics
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China - 1995

Research Areas

Research Interests
Our research focuses on developing computational methods to analyze cancer genomics data and discover the mechanism of carcinogenesis. With the fast development of high-throughput technologies, such as microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS), there are dramatic amount of biological data produced. We need to develop efficient algorithm and use systems biology concept to analyze them.


High-resolution human core-promoter prediction with - Journal Article
Methods and Resources - Journal Article
Methods and Resources Methods - Journal Article
Model-based analysis of probe designs for hybrid capture experiments - Journal Article
Small RNA pathways in platypus - Journal Article
Supplementary Information for: Using quality scores and longer reads improves accuracy of Solexa read mapping - Journal Article
The Argonaute family: tentacles that reach into RNAi - Journal Article
others. 2007. A microRNA component of the p53 tumour suppressor network - Journal Article
Klf5 establishes bi-potential cell fate by dual regulation of ICM and TE specification genes 2021 - Journal Article
Histone demethylase UTX/KDM6A enhances tumor immune cell recruitment, promotes differentiation and suppresses medulloblastoma 2021 - Journal Article


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–Present]
Research Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY [2008–2009]
Research Investigator
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Lab of Dr. Michael Zhang), Cold Spring Harbor, NY [2005–2008]
Computational Postdoctoral Fellow
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Lab of Dr. Michael Zhang), Cold Spring Harbor, NY [2000–2005]

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
1996     Second Yi Li Da Prize of Chinese Academy of Science
2000     Di Ao Award of Chinese Academy of Science