- Titled Professor (2006)
- Hulman-George Family Professor of Gynecologic Cancer
Yan Xu earned a Ph.D. in 1988 from the State University of New York at Albany. Professor Xu's main research interests deal with understanding, at the molecular level, the mechanisms responsible for the development of ovarian, breast, prostate, and other malignancies. These include developing effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for these diseases and identifying novel therapeutic targets and methods to treat them.