Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
  • 2015 Albany Prize in Medicine


2015 Albany Prize in Medicine
Considered as one of the founding fathers of single-molecule biophysical chemistry. He was awarded the 2015 Albany Medical Center Prize with Karl Deisseroth, for "their work on new types of imaging that have the promise of accelerating medical discoveries".

Education and Work Experience

1990, Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
1999-2009, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
2016-Present, Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University
2018-Present, Lee Shau-kee Professor of Peking University

Honors and Awards

2004&2013, NIH Director's Pioneer Award
2015, Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
2017, Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Science
2018, World Outstanding Chinese Award

Major Academic Achievements

Professor Xiaoliang Sunney Xie is the founder of single-molecule enzymology, one of the founders of single-molecule biophysical chemistry, and a pioneer of coherent Raman scattering microscopy imaging and single-cell genomics. As a single-molecule biophysical chemist, he has the courage to break through the boundaries of disciplines, from physical chemistry, biophysics to biochemistry, and then to molecular biology, genomics and clinical medicine; he fearlessly explores and constantly innovate, and eventually made creative contribution in relevant emerging interdisciplinary subjects.