February 4, 2014

Researcher Yan Xu to present Anesthesiology lecture, Thursday, Feb. 6

The Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology welcomes special lecturer Yan Xu, Ph.D., vice chair for Basic Sciences in the Department of Anesthesiology and professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

Xu’s talk, “Structure-based receptor engineering as a new strategy to treat chronic pain,” will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at noon, in P455 MRB IV Conference Room.

Xu’s research ranges from the studies of molecular mechanisms of general anesthesia to cellular mapping of sensory processes in unconscious brains and receptor engineering as a novel strategy for pain management. He is an elected member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, a member of the FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology, a fellow of the International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiology and a member of the College of Reviewers of the NIH Center for Scientific Reviews.

He is a recipient of an NIH MERIT award and currently the program director on an institutional NIH T32 training grant in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Xu has published more than 250 original manuscripts and abstracts in leading journals and serves on the editorial boards of Medical Gas Research, Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research, and World Journal of Stem Cells.