XUE Tian, is a professor and doctoral supervisor at School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, a member of "Thousand Young Talent Program" of . He received his BSc. In 2000 from Special Class for Gifted Young (SCGY), University of Science and Technology of China; and his Ph.D. in physiological science in 2005 from Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Dr. Xue was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine, doing research on sensory nerves during 2006-2011; and became a research associate there during 2011-2012.
Since 2002, Dr. Xue has focused his research on light signal transduction of photoreceptor cells, electrophysiology of nerves and heart, stem cell, regenerative medicine, etc. He has, for the first time in the world, completely illustrated the signal transduction of melanopsin in non-imaging vision.