Xiaoyan Xie, Ph.D.

Xiaoyan Xie, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Peter Jones Laboratory


Dr. Xiaoyan Xie earned her B.S. in biological science from Anhui Normal University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her graduate studies focused on structural and functional study of histone chaperones as well as histone variants. In 2019, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Peter Jones at Van Andel Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.


Current research focus

Dr. Xie studies the role of DNA methylation in controlling the expression of genes during cancer development.

Education & Training

Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Advisor: Dr. Zheng Zhou)
Thesis: Structural basis of histone dimer H2A-H2B recognition by the phosphatase PPM1G

B.S. in biological science, Anhui Normal University

Awards & External Funding

Outstanding Graduates Award, Anhui Normal University (2012)

National Motivational Scholarship, Ministry of Education

The First Prize Scholarship, Anhui Normal University (2010–2011)

The First Prize Scholarship, Anhui Normal University (2009–2010)


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*Dai L, Xie X*, Zhou Z. 2018.Crystal structure of the histone heterodimer containing histone variant H2A.Bbd. Biochem Biophys Res Commun  503(3):1786–1791.
*Equal contribution