Xuan completed her bachelor’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and her master’s degree at the University of Waterloo in Canada before arriving at Vanderbilt University in 2008 to pursue her PhD. In 2014, she received her PhD in Neuroscience.
Xuan has been working as a postdoctoral scientist at Boston Children's Hospital since 2015.
Huang X, Hernandez CC, Hu N, Macdonald RL “Three Epilepsy-Associated GABRG2 Missense Mutations at the γ+/β- interface Disrupt GABAA Receptor Trafficking by Similar Mechanisms but to Different Extents” Neurobiol Dis 2014 Aug;68:167-79
Huang X, Tian M, Hernandez CC, Hu N, Macdonald RL (2012) “The GABRG2 nonsense mutation, Q40X, associated with Dravet syndrome activated NMD and generated a truncated subunit that was partially rescued by aminoglycoside-induced stop codon read-through.” Neurobiol Dis. 2012 Oct;48(1):115-23.
Epilepsy Foundation Pre-doctoral Research Training Fellowship (funded for 2012)