Name: Tao Xu

Country: United States


Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School

Phone no: 617-309-4058

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One joslin place, Mezzanine Rm4503 Boston, MA 02215

Research Interests:

My research interests include microbial genetics, metabolic engineering, and synthetic biology.


  • Tao Xu received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma, where he developed new genetic tools for microbial engineering and employed enzymological, transcriptomic, and targeted genome-editing approaches to examine the role of polysaccharide degrading genes and carbon catabolite regulation in lignocellulose utilization.
  • He then went on to postdoctoral research at Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School investigating the role of gut microbial factors in human health.