Dr. TU Xiaoming is an associate professor and member of New Century Excellent Talent Program of Ministry of Education. From 1993 to 2002, he studied in the School of Life Science, USTC, and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree successively. From August 2002 to July 2005 he did his postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco. In July 2005 Dr. Tu returned to USTC as an outstanding scholar. Dr. Tu has published 22 papers including those with him as the first or corresponding author in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.