Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Yan Xu, PhD

  • Peter Winter Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Physics & Astronomy, and Structural Biology
  • Vice Chair for Basic Sciences, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Education & Training

  • University of Science and Technology of China, BS, Physics
  • University of Science and Technology of China, MS, Physical Chemistry
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, PhD, Physical Chemistry
  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Anesthesiology

Representative Publications

Dr. Xu's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

  • Gene and stem cell therapy of global cerebral ischemia after cardiac arrest
  • Neurogenesis and angiogenesis in adult brain
  • Molecular and cellular basis of consciousness (approaching from unconsciousness to consciousness) 
  • Structural biology of membrane proteins
  • Large scale computer simulation and protein structural prediction

For more information, please visit the Xu Lab web page.

Yan Xu, PhD | Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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