Dr. Xiao Yang graduated in Genetics from Sichuan University in 1987. She joined Laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, NIDDK, NIH as an exchange scientist in 1996 and took a visiting associate position in 1997. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Genetics in 1999, and was appointed Senior Principal Investigator at Beijing Institute of Biotechnology where she established the Genetic Laboratory of Development and Disease. She has been a Senior Principal Investigator at Beijing Institute of Lifeomics since 2017. She was a gainer of the Year 2000 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. She is an editorial board member of several journals, including The Journal of Biological Chemistry. The primary interest of Dr. Yang’s laboratory is to understand the physiological functions and related molecular mechanisms of TGF-b/Smad signaling in maintaining tissue homeostasis and in suppressing related diseases. In addition, her lab has established one of the earliest stable platforms for generating transgenic and gene knockout mice in China. She has published 155 articles in SCI-indexed journals.