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: Discovery to Cure Internship | Reproductive Neurosciences Group

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • 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
Comparative Medicine333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510-