Center for Medical Genomics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Xiaoling (aka Ling) Xue was born in Shanghai and grew up in Beijing, China. She came to the US in 1983 after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Northwest Agriculture University in China. Her first stop in the US was the University of Kentucky. After her MS degree, she wanted to explore the new frontier of molecular biology, so she went to study at Cornell University in upstate New York for her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with a focus on fungal molecular biology and genetics. After her postdoctoral fellowship in fungal molecular genetics in the Infectious Diseases at Eli Lilly and Company, she worked as a biochemist, and later as a senior biochemist, in initial drug discovery in the PPR&D at Abbott Labs from 1994 to 2001. She returned to academics in 2002 to join the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine as an associate research professor, then full research professor.
Human genetics and genomics, specifically applying genomics technologies of SNP genotyping, microarray, and next-gen sequencing to the area of genetics of alcoholism and other common complex disorders.