CBD Welcomes Min Xu, Assistant Research Professor
We are excited to announce that Dr. Min Xu joined us July 1 as the newest CBD faculty member. He recently finished postdoctoral research with Dr. Frank Alber at the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program at University of Southern California after completing PhD research with Dr. Xianghong Zhou in the same program. Min is currently developing methods for the structural analysis of cell systems at molecular resolution and in close-to-native states. In particular, his research focuses on extracting the structures and spatial organizations information of macromolecular complexes from cellular electron cryo-tomogram 3D images. This emerging research field aims to address fundamental biological questions using a wide range of state-of-the-art computational and mathematical techniques. Min says that he is “very excited about joining CBD at CMU since CBD is one of the leading Computational Biology programs in the nation and Pittsburgh is a major center of biomedical research.” Welcome, Min!