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Ashley Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

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Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity, Omics Analysis, Computational Biology and Data Science

Responsibilities & Activities

As a program director, I manage and oversee programs funded by the NIH Common Fund and by DEM. My projects include:

NIH Common Fund Programs

  • Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity (MoTrPAC) in Humans evaluates molecular mechanisms of exercise with genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics. I serve as project scientist for the awards of Chemical Analysis sites and the Bioinformatics Center, and oversee the planning and execution of omics analyses, data QA/QC, integrated data analyses, and data sharing.
  • Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) identifies and provides information on proteins that are currently not well studied within commonly drug-targeted protein families including understudied kinases, ion channels, and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). I serve as a program official for the awards of Data and Resource Generating Centers (DRGC) and provide oversights and program management for three awards.
  • Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) strives to fill the gap of our understanding of nerve-organ interactions. I serve as a subject expert in the Subject Expert Committee for the Data Resource Centers (DRC) of Data-Core, Map-Core, and Simulation-Core and provide advice on data portal and data sharing
  • Metabolomics aims to realize the potential of metabolomics to inform basic, translational, and clinical research. I serve as a member of the NIH program management team and oversee metabolomic data related subjects and interaction with MoTrPAC.

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases Program

  • Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers (MMPC) provide standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity, and related disorders. I provide bioinformatics oversight for the MMPC database and website.

Committees & Working Groups

  • The NIH Data Sustainability Working Group, Member
  • Trans-DK Data Management & Data Science Forum, DEM Representative