Bo Xia, Ph.D.

                                    

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

07/2022 - present

Gene Regulation Observatory Fellow, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

07/2022 - present

Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University

07/2013 - 07/2015

Research Associate (independent), Dr. Chengqi Yi’s laboratory

Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

08/2015 - 02/2022    

Ph.D., Stem Cell Biology, Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Thesis: Molecular mechanisms of human evolution: mutagenesis and its impact on phenotypic innovation

Advisors: Dr. Itai Yanai, Dr. Jef Boeke

08/2015 - 09/2017

M.S./M.Phil., Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Advisors: Dr. Itai Yanai, Dr. Jef Boeke

09/2009 - 06/2013

B.S., Biological Sciences, Honors Program

China Agricultural University

Thesis: Chemical labeling-assisted single-base resolution sequencing of 5-formylcytosine

Advisor: Dr. Chengqi Yi (Peking University)

 

HONORS & AWARDS                     

 

2022

The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award

2022

Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

2022

Genetics Society of America (GSA) James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award, finalist

2022

Extradentary Prize, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

2020

Grand prize winner, The 8th Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

2020

New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship

2020

Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Fellow at the New York Academy of Sciences

2019

Tony B. Academic Travel Award, 2019 Annual Meeting of Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

2018

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Graduate Education Fellowship Grant, finalist

2018

Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist and Travel Award, 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

2018

Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, The 7th Annual Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology Retreat

2016

F1000 Outstanding Presentation Prize, The New York Academy of Sciences: Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

2013

Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (3%), CAU

2010 - 2012

Excellent Academic Performance Scholarship, CAU

2011, 2010

National Endeavor Scholarship, CAU

2011

First Prize, CAU 5thChallenge Cup’ Undergraduate Research

2008, 2007

Second Prize, National Chemistry Olympiad