A biomedical engineer by education, Tao XU is presently Director of the Innovation Center of Instruments and Technologies for Life Sciences at CAS Beijing Institute of Life Sciences. His focus is on membrane and vesicle transport. Born in May 1970, he was a postdoc with Erwin Neher at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and with Bertil Hille at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Washington University. In 1999, he returned to Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan where he had studied, and transferred to Beijing in 2009. On Nov. 27, 2017, Tao XU was appointed member of the CAS, together with 66 other scientists and engineers.

China Bio news release, November 30, 2017