Xiao-Bing Gao, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Office of Student Research

Education & Training

PhD Shanghai Institute of Physiology, China (1996)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award NIH (2003)

  • Scientist Development Grant American Heart Association (2001)

Professional Service

  • NIH RG1 IFCN-H (02) M Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience NIH (2010 - 2011)

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK BBSRC, UK (2010 - 2011)

  • Peer review of grant applications American Diabetes Association (ADA) (2009 - 2011)

  • NIH Neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology and behavior study section National Institute of Health (2009)

  • Peer review of grant applications National Science Foundation (2008)

  • The Discovery to Cure summer internship program Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences (2007)

International Activity

  • Synaptic plasticity in hypocretin neurons: re-setting arousal threshold. Toronto, Canada (2009 - 2009)

    Invited lecture: From the synapse to sleep homeostasis, 4th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS)

  • Synaptic plasticity in mouse hypocretin/orexin neurons. Oulu, Finland (2008 - 2008)

    Invited lecture: 10 Years of Hypocretins/Orexins -physiology and pathophysiology, Acta Physiologica International Symposium

  • Long-term potentiation underlies adaptive changes in hypocretin/orexin neurons. Shanghai, China (2008 - 2008)

    Invited Seminar

  • Invited Seminar Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China (2008 - 2008)

    "Stay up late" induces synaptic plasticity in neurons in the brain.

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Contact Info

Xiao-Bing Gao, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Comparative Medicine333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510-