Department of Anesthesiology

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

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.