Laboratory of Ying Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

Xia Laboratory investigates, with molecular, transgenic and electrophysiological approaches, hypoxic dysfunction of cortical neurons, neuroprotection against ischemic injury, inhibition of epileptic hyper-excitability and effects of acupuncture on neurological diseases. More recently, Xia Laboratory has initiated new explorations on the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s’ disease and the relationship between hypoxic/ischemic injury and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Ying Xia

Dr. Ying Xia is Professor and Vice-Chair for Research of the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston since May 2010. He obtained his medical training at Soochow Medical College, China. After being a clinical physician for almost four years, he pursued his graduate study and obtained a Master Degree of Medicine and a Doctoral Degree of Medical Science (Ph.D) in Neurobiology and Integrative Medicine at Shanghai Medical University (now Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University), China. He was then appointed as a lecturer of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology there. Dr. Xia joined Yale University School of Medicine in 1988 for his postdoctoral training and initiated his laboratory at Yale in 1994. During his 22-year academic career at Yale University School of Medicine, he was appointed as a faculty member in 1993 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2002.

His research has been consecutively supported by NIH, America Heart Association, March of Dimes Foundation, and Cerebral Palsy Foundation since 1994 and is currently supported by two R01 grants from NIH and research aids from The Vivian L. Smith Neurologic Foundation.

He has been invited to deliver speeches by many academic institutions (e.g., NIH and Harvard) and international conferences (e.g., INRC). He has been serving as a manuscript-reviewer for over 30 international journals and as a grant-reviewer for NIH, US National Science Foundation, America Heart Association, other American foundations (e.g., US Civilian Research & Development Foundation), European foundations (e.g., Scotland Medical Research of UK), Hong Kong University Grants Committees, and Natural Science Foundation of China.