Xiao-Bing Gao PhD

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

Biographical Info


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)
  • Invited Seminar
    Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China   (2008 - 2008)
    "Stay up late" induces synaptic plasticity in neurons in the brain.
  • Long-term potentiation underlies adaptive changes in hypocretin/orexin neurons.
    Shanghai, China   (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Seminar
  • 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

Education & Training

Ph.D.
Shanghai Institute of Physiology, China (1996)
Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University School of Medicine, Neurosurgery  (1996 - 2000)

Honors & Recognition

  • Scientist Development Grant
    American Heart Association (2001)
  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award
    NIH (2003)

Professional Service

  • Member, Research Grant Review Committee (RGRC), American Diabetes Association (ADA) (2009 - 2011)
  • ad hoc member, National Institute of Health (2009)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, National Science Foundation (2008)
  • Ad hoc member, NIH (10/01/2010 - 12/31/2011)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, BBSRC, UK (05/01/2010 - 03/31/2011)

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