David B. Arnold Professor of Science, Harvard University

Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Science Committee——Xiaowei ZHUANG

Xiaowei ZHUANG


Xiaowei Zhuang is the David B. Arnold Professor of Science and the director of Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard University. She is an investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her lab develops advanced optical imaging technologies, in particular single-molecule and super-resolution imaging methods, and applies these methods for biological studies. 


Dr. Zhuang received a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She performed postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She joined the faculty of Harvard University in 2001 and became an HHMI investigator in 2005. 


Dr. Zhuang is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the EMBO, a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. She holds honorary doctorate from the Stockholm University and Delft University of Technology. 


Among her awards are the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pure Chemistry Award, the Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics, the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, and the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.