Xiaowei Zhuang

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Xiaowei Zhuang
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Native name 庄小威
Born 1972
Fields Biophysics
Institutions Harvard University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Education Suzhou High School
Alma mater University of Science and Technology of China
University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards MacArthur Fellows Program, Beckman Young Investigators Award

Xiaowei Zhuang (simplified Chinese: 庄小威; traditional Chinese: 莊小威) (b. 1972) is a Chinese-American biophysicist, National Academy of Sciences member[1] and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics at Harvard University.[2][3][4]

Zhuang is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

In 1987, Zhuang graduated from the preparation class for Gifted Young College (少年班) of USTC in Suzhou High School. She attended and graduated from University of Science and Technology of China with a B.S. in Physics and from University of California, Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Physics.


She was a Chodorow Postdoctoral Fellow, at Stanford University from 1997 to 2001.[6]

Since forming her own lab at Harvard, she has led a team of researchers to develop super-resolution microscopy techniques (STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)),[7] identify the entry mechanisms of individual virus particles into cells,[8] and probe the nature of key nucleic acid–protein interactions using single-molecule techniques.



  • B. Huang, W. Wang, M. Bates, X. Zhuang, "Three-dimensional Super-resolution Imaging by Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy", Science 319, 810-813 (2008)
  • M. Bates, B. Huang, G. T. Dempsey, X. Zhuang, "Multicolor Super-Resolution Imaging with Photo-Switchable Fluorescent Probes", Science 317, 1749-1753 (2007)
  • M. J. Rust, M. Bates, X. Zhuang, "Sub-diffraction-limit imaging by stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM)", Nature Methods 3, 793-795 (2006)


  1. ^ "May 1 2012: NAS Members and Foreign Associates Elected". Nasonline.org. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Zhuang Home". Zhuang.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Harvard Biophysics Faculty: Xiaowei Zhuang". Fas.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "HHMI Scientist Bio: Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D". Hhmi.org. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  6. ^ http://zhuang.harvard.edu/Principle_Investigator/CV_XZ.pdf
  7. ^ Nature Methods. "Streaming video: Method of the Year 2008". Nature.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  8. ^ "TR35: Xiaowei Zhuang, 32". Technology Review. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Beckman Young Investigators Award Recipients". Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Retrieved 17 October 2014.