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Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

Contact Information

Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Comparative Medicine

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208016

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8016

    United States



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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Innovative Basic Science AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2019
Croucher Visiting FellowThe Croucher Foundation2016
Young Investigator AwardSingapore Symposium on Metabolic Diseases2015
Research Scholar AwardAmerican Cancer Society2015
New Scholar AwardEllison Medical Foundation2011
Junior Faculty AwardAmerican Diabetes Association2010

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