Xian Hu

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Phone +47 22840527
Mobile phone +47 93032502
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1137 Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations The International Summer School (Student)

Molecular biologist specialized in optical microscopy imaging (super resolution, single molecule imaging), mechanobiology and vescular trafficking. 

Read these articles which describe more about me on NCMM's website and in the Journal of Cell Science 

Current positions

  • General Lab Coordinator of NCMM
  • BioMedData Data Management Officer of NALMIN

Membership and affiliations

  • Imaging Scientist/Researcher and Advisory member of the NorMIC Imaging Platform

  • Main organizer of the NorMIC microscopy workshop series 

  • Board member of Bridging Nordic Microscopy Infrastructure (BNMI)
  • Project coordinator of BioImaging Hub (funded by USIT)
  • BookitLab working group member and administrator 


  • 2017 - 2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, IBV UiO
  • 2009 - 2011: Microscopy Core Facility Manager of MechanoBiology Institute, NUS, Singapore


  • 2017:  PhD, Michael Sheetz's Group, MechanoBiology Institute, NUS, Singapore
  • PhD thesis: "Recruitment of Vinculing during Talin Stretching “
Tags: Molecular biology, mechanobiology, bio-imaging, imaging


  • Reint, Ganna; Li, Zhuokun; Labun, Kornel; Keskitalo, Salla; Soppa, Inkeri & Mamia, Katariina Aino Inkeri [Show all 19 contributors for this article] (2021). Rapid genome editing by CRISPR-Cas9-POLD3 fusion. eLIFE. ISSN 2050-084X. 11. doi: 10.7554/eLife.75415. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skjeldal, Frode Miltzow; Haugen, Linda Hofstad; Nunes De C Mateus, Duarte; Frei, Dominik Michael; Rødseth, Anna Vik & Hu, Xian [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). De novo formation of early endosomes during Rab5-to-Rab7a transition. Journal of Cell Science. ISSN 0021-9533. 134(8). doi: 10.1242/jcs.254185. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wu, Hua; Chen, Yuyuan; Li, Bin; Li, Chun; Guo, Jun & You, Jia [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Targeting ROCK1/2 blocks cell division and induces mitotic catastrophe in hepatocellular carcinoma. Biochemical Pharmacology. ISSN 0006-2952. 184, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2020.114353. Full text in Research Archive
  • Guadagno, Noemi Antonella; Margiotta, Azzurra; Bjørnestad, Synne Arstad; Haugen, Linda Hofstad; Kjos, Ingrid & Xiaochun, Xu [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Rab18 regulates focal adhesion dynamics by interacting with kinectin-1 at the endoplasmic reticulum . Journal of Cell Biology. ISSN 0021-9525. 219(7), p. 1–23. doi: 10.1083/JCB.201809020. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hu, Xian; Jalal, Salma; Sheetz, Michael; Bakke, Oddmund & Margadant, Felix Martin (2020). Micro-stepping extended focus reduces photobleaching and preserves structured illumination super-resolution features. Journal of Cell Science. ISSN 0021-9533. 133, p. 1–12. doi: 10.1242/jcs.240796.
  • Le, Shimin; Hu, Xian; Yao, Mingxi; Chen, Hu; Yu, Miao & Xu, Xiaochun [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Mechanotransmission and Mechanosensing of Human alpha-Actinin 1. Cell reports. ISSN 2211-1247. 21(10), p. 2714–2723. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.11.040.
  • Hu, Xian; Margadant, Felix Martin; Yao, Mingxi & Sheetz, Michael Patrick (2017). Molecular stretching modulates mechanosensing pathways. Protein Science. ISSN 0961-8368. 26(7), p. 1337–1351. doi: 10.1002/pro.3188.
  • Hu, Xian; Jing, Chaoran; Xiaochun, Xu; Nakazawa, Naotaka; Cornish, Virginia W. & Margadant, Felix Martin [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). Cooperative Vinculin Binding to Talin Mapped by Time-Resolved Super Resolution MIcorscopy. Nano Letters. ISSN 1530-6984. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00650.
  • Mingxi, Yao; Goult, Benjamin T.; Klapholz, Benjamin; Hu, Xian; Toseland, Christopher P. & Yingjiang, Guo [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2016). The Mechanical Response of Talin. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11966.
  • Schvartzman, Mark; Palma, Matteo; Sable, Julia; Abramson, Justin; Hu, Xian & Sheetz, Michael Patrick [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2011). Nanolithographic Control of the Spatial Organization of Cellular Adhesion Receptors at the Single- Molecule Level. Nano Letters. ISSN 1530-6984. doi: 10.1021/nl104378f.
  • Zhang, Xin; Tee, YH; Heng, JK; Zhu, Y; Hu, Xian & Margadant, F [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2010). Kinectin-mediated endoplasmic reticulum dynamics supports focal adhesion growth in the cellular lamella. Journal of Cell Science. ISSN 0021-9533. 123(22), p. 3901–3912. doi: 10.1242/jcs.069153.

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