U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-6370
Email: cuiying.xiao@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Staff ScientistNIH2011-present
  • ContractorAnimal Biologist, NIH2011
  • Research FellowNIH2009-2010
  • Postdoctoral fellowNIH2004-2008
  • Associate ProfessorWest China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China2003
  • Lecturer, Associate ProfessorWest China University of Medical Sciences1995-2001
  • Visiting ScholarNijmegen University1994-1995
  • Ph.D.Sichuan University2003
  • Visiting Ph.D. StudentWeizmann Institute of Science2001-2002
  • Master of MedicineWest China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China1989
  • M.D.Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, Sichuan, China1983

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Cuiying Xiao, M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Energy Homeostasis SectionDiabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research Summary

Research Goal

The goal of this research is to make advances in the treatment of diabetes and obesity.

Current Research

I conduct research to elucidate the mechanisms underlying energy homeostasis.​

Applying our Research

With a higher prevalence of diabetes and obesity worldwide, treatment for these morbidities is imperative.  Knowledge obtained from mouse experimentation in our research will generate hypotheses.  These hypotheses will be followed up on in a clinical setting, and will ultimately advance the treatment of diabetes and obesity.

Need for Further Study

The regulation of energy homeostasis is not fully understood, and measures to treat diabetes and obesity are limited.  Knowledge from mouse models would be helpful to further explore these areas.