Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

Departments & Organizations

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

Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Diabetes Research Center

Liver Center

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Xiaoyong Yang is an Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He received B.S. from Nankai University, M.S. from Peking University, and Ph.D. from University of Alabama at Birmingham with Dr. Jeffrey Kudlow. He completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Ronald Evans at The Salk Institute. Dr. Yang has published in Nature, Cell, Cell Metabolism, Molecular Cell, Genes & Development, PNAS, etc., and been frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences and academic institutions. Dr. Yang serves on scientific review panels for the NIDDK, NIGMS, NASA, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, The Medical Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc. Research in his laboratory is supported by The National Institutes of Health, The State of Connecticut, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Ellison Medical Foundation.

Education & Training

PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001)
MS Peking University (1996)
BS Nankai University (1993)
Postdoctoral Fellow The Salk Institute

Honors & Recognition

  • Croucher Visiting FellowThe Croucher Foundation (2016)

  • Young Investigator AwardSingapore Symposium on Metabolic Diseases (2015)

  • Research Scholar AwardAmerican Cancer Society (2015)

  • New Scholar AwardEllison Medical Foundation (2011)

  • Junior Faculty AwardAmerican Diabetes Association (2010)

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