Xiaoyue Pan, PhD | NYU Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Faculty Xiaoyue Pan, PhD

Xiaoyue Pan, PhD

I’ve made significant research contributions to understanding how the circadian clock affects lipid absorption and metabolism and its role in cardiovascular disease as an active researcher and mentor at various graduate schools, medical schools, and circadian clock organizations.

After earning my doctorate from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, I completed my postdoctoral work as a research scientist at the University of Tokyo and worked as a research associate at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. I was promoted to research instructor in 2007, became an assistant professor of research in 2010, and advanced to research associate professor in 2016. I joined NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island in August 2016 as a research scientist. Over the course of my career, I’ve trained and supervised many students, clinical fellows, and technicians.

My research interests include analyzing the physiological and molecular aspects of circadian rhythms and how they regulate nutrient absorption and metabolism. During my doctoral studies, I found that intestinal nutrient absorption transporters show diurnal rhythm.

As a postdoc, I discovered that clock genes are important in the regulation of macronutrient absorption from food, and I identified different genes involved in lipid metabolism that are regulated by the timing of food consumption. I’ve also identified molecular mechanisms involved in the circadian regulation of plasma lipoproteins.

Other research accomplishments include identifying several molecular mechanisms by which Clock and Bmal1 regulate different pathways in lipid metabolism to beneficially modulate plasma lipids and deter atherosclerosis.

I’ve been a recipient of the Robert F. Furchgott Fellowship Award for excellence in research science from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, an American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship, and an AHA Scientist Development Grant; and have received grant support from the National Institutes of Health.

I’ve presented my research at several conferences of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, including Molecular Mechanisms of Intestinal Lipid Transport and Metabolism and Immunological Aspects of Metabolic Syndrome.

In addition to publishing research in Cell Metabolism, Circulation, Current Biology, Nature Communications, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, I review articles for the Journal of Lipid Research, the Annals of Medicine, the Journal of Biological Rhythms, and Circulation and have served on the editorial boards of Nutrition & Metabolism and the Journal of Cell Biology.

Education and Training

  • PhD, Kyoto University, 2004






Academic Office

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
Diabetes and Obesity Research Center
101 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 4-002
Mineola, NY 11501