Prof. Xuhua Xia
Xuhua Xia
Full Professor

BSc Jiangxi (1982)
PhD UWO (1990)

GNN 278
(613) 562-5800 ext. 6886

Department of Biology


Research in my laboratory focuses on (1) the vertebrate mitochondrial as a simplified biological system featuring the three essential biological processes, (2) host-parasite interactions at the molecular level, especially of the mechanism governing the origin of new viral and bacterial pathogens through genomic recombination and horizontal gene transfer, (3) molecular phylogenetics, (4) microbial genomic evolution, (5) the origin and evolution of alternative splicing, and (5) development of powerful computational tools.

Research interests

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Evolutionary molecular genetics
  • Molecular phylogenetics