Xiaolei Su, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

Cell Biology

Faculty Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Imaging (super-resolution); Molecular Mechanisms; Signal Transduction

Biography

Dr. Xiaolei Su obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He worked on the regulation of microtubule dynamics by molecular motors under the mentorship of David Pellman. Then he joined Ron Vale's Lab at UCSF as a postdoc fellow. His work led to the discovery that phase separation of membrane-bound proteins can promote T cell activation. As an assistant professor at Yale, Dr. Su is interested in exploring membrane remodeling and membrane-proximal signal transduction during immune responses. The work may also lead to the development of new therapeutic targets and strategies for immune diseases and cancers.   

Education & Training

PhD Harvard University, Cell and Developmental Biology (2012)
BS Peking University, Biological Sciences (2006)
Postdoc University of California, San Francisco
Student Physiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory

Honors & Recognition

  • Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship (2015)

  • Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014)

  • Richard J. Herrnstein Prize for dissertation, Harvard University (2012)

  • Lola Ellis Robertson Endowed Scholarship, Marine Biological Laboratory (2009)

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