WEDNESDAY - APRIL 4                             


Plenary 5 (PL5)

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Where, When and How?     

George Mashour, University of Michigan

Yan Xu, University of Pittsburgh

Marine Vernet, NIH


Yan Xu, PhD

  • Peter Winter Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Physics & Astronomy,

              and Structural Biology

  • Vice Chair for Basic Research, 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