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Academic Areas: Single Molecule Biophysics, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics

Research Interests: Single Molecule Biophysics, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Physics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2011

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Chongqing University and Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), 2004

Professional Experience

2013-Present: Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

2011-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

Selected Publications

  1. B. Xiao*, B.S. Freedman, R. Heald, and J. F. Marko. Histone H1 compacts DNA under force and during chromatin assembly, Mol. Biol. Cell, 23, 4864-71, 2012
  2. B. Xiao, C. Tong, X. Jia, R. Guo, S. Lü, Y. Zhang, R.P. McEver, C. Zhu, and M. Long. Tyrosine Replacement of PSGL-1 Reduces Association Kinetics with P- and L-Selectin on the Cell Membrane, Biophys. J., 103, 777-85, 2012
  3. B. Xiao*, H. Zhang, R.C. Johnson, and J.F. Marko. Force-driven unbinding of proteins HU and Fis from DNA quantified using a thermodynamic Maxwell relation, Nucleic Acids Res., 39, 5568-77, 2011
  4. B. Xiao*, R.C. Johnson, and J.F. Marko. Modulation of HU-DNA interactions by salt concentration and applied force, Nucleic Acids Res., 38, 6176-85, 2010
  5. L. Wu^, B. Xiao^, X. Jia, Y. Zhang, S. Lü, J. Chen, and M. Long. Impact of carrier stiffness and microtopology on two-dimensional kinetics of P-selectin and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) interactions, J. Biol. Chem., 282, 9846-54, 2007 

Awards and Honors

• National Natural Science Foundation of China , No. 11372116

• Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (HUST 0118012051)

Courses Taught

• Biological Physics

• College Physics

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