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Xizeng Mao

  • Ph. D.
  • Institute Sr Computational Scientist
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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Xizeng Mao is an Assistant Research Scientist (supervisor: Prof. Ying Xu) and group leader of systems biology in support of biofuel study in University of Gerogia (UGA). He received his Ph. D. degree in Bioinformatics from Peking University in 2008 (Ph.D. thesis supervised by Prof. Liping Wei) and Bachelor degree in Biology from Lanzhou University in 2003. Between 2005 and 2006, he got two summer internships as a junior software developer in the Exoweb company. His current research interests include (i) computional construction and modeling of biological pathways, particularly for microbial organisms, and (ii) development of intuitive bioinformatics software and web server.

Recent publications

  • Variants with a low allele frequency detected in genomic DNA affect the accuracy of mutation detection in cell-free DNA by next-generation sequencing

    • Wang J
    • Pu X
    • Zhang X
    • et al.
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  • Genomic and immune heterogeneity are associated with differential responses to therapy in melanoma

    • Reuben A
    • Spencer C
    • Prieto P
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Institute Sr Computational Scientist

University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center

July 2014 - Present

Group leader / Assistant Research Scientist

The University of Georgia

September 2008 - June 2014(6 years)


Ph. D in Bioinformatics

college of life sciences, peking university

September 2003 - July 2008(5 years)

B. D in Biology

Lanzhou University

September 1999 - July 2003(4 years)


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