Xing Jian, PhD

Repository Scientist

Xing Jian, PhD, is a Repository Scientist for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Human Genetics Resource Center at the Coriell Institute. The NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center distributes DNA, cell lines, and associated clinical data to promote neurological disease research.

His primary research interest is to study the chromatin organization in human pancreatic beta cells, and to use this knowledge to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlining genetic susceptibility in diabetes mellitus. He is especially interested in developing ex vivo model systems to serve as biomimetic devices for human pancreatic islets research.

Prior to joining Coriell, Xing was a research fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, on the Bethesda campus of the National Institutes of Health.

Xing received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Xing also serves as an editor for the Springer Nature journal Biochemical Genetics.