Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Xiao-Lin  He, PhD

Xiao-Lin He, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Focus of Work


My research interest is primarily on the structural mechanisms of activation of the cell-surface receptors in cancer and neural development. We try to obtain atomic-resolution views, using X-ray crystallography and biochemical/biophysical tools, on how the transmembrane receptors recognize their ligands, and how these recognition/activation processes can be modulated for clinical purposes.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Molecular Biology (2000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Stanford University (2008)



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