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Senior Scientist, DNA Enzyme Division
New England Biolabs, USA
Shuang-yong Xu is a Senior Scientist in DNA Enzyme Division at New England Biolabs, USA. In 1978-1982 he studied B.S. in Microbiology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. 1983-1989 he did Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. In 1989-1991 he did Postdoctoral Associate, New England Biolabs (NEB), Inc. Beverly, MA. 1996-2000 he got Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University. He is the inventor or co-inventor of over 42 patent awards in the United States.
structure and function studies of restriction enzymes, catalytic mechanism, engineering strand-specific nicking enzymes and artificial endonucleases, altering specificities of type IIB restriction enzymes, characterization of SauUSI-like (type IV), type IIM BisI-family enzymes, and understanding of the biology of group II intron-encoded reverse transcriptases.