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Huan Tianxiao, PhD

Assistant Professor

Brief Bio

Dr. Huan graduated from Shandong University, China, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and obtained a Ph.D. In Developmental Immunology & Bioinformatics. She then spent 10 years at the Framingham Heart Study, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where she focused on applying integrative genomic approaches to identify causal molecular biomarkers and pathways underlying human complex diseases. She has published more than >50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals on diverse topics, with citation more than 3000 times. 

Research Interest

  • Genetics and Genomics of Macular Disease
  • Integrative genomic approaches and network approaches
  • DNA methylation and microRNA regulation of Macular Disease

Academic Rank

  • Assistant Professor
  • UMass Chan Medical School


  • S. Shandong University, China
  • D. Shandong University, China
  • Post-doc: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, USA

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • Senior Editor Board Member for BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
  • ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


  • English, Chinese-Mandarin

Huan Tianxiao, Ph.D.

Contact Information
Tel: 857-800-3831


Lab Address
Room S3-226, Main School Building
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655

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