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Xiao-Bing Gao, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Contact Information

Xiao-Bing Gao, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Comparative Medicine

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510-

    United States


Education & Training

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


  • Synaptic plasticity in hypocretin neurons: re-setting arousal threshold.
    Toronto, Canada 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
    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
    Invited Seminar
  • Invited Seminar
    Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China 2008
    "Stay up late" induces synaptic plasticity in neurons in the brain.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Mentored Research Scientist Development AwardNIH2003
Scientist Development GrantAmerican Heart Association2001

Professional Service

NIHNIH RG1 IFCN-H (02) M Member Conflict: Integrative Neuroscience2010 - 2011
BBSRC, UKBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK2010 - 2011
American Diabetes Association (ADA)Peer review of grant applications2009 - 2011
National Institute of HealthNIH Neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology and behavior study section2009 - Present
National Science FoundationPeer review of grant applications2008 - Present
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesThe Discovery to Cure summer internship program2007 - Present

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