Advances in Life Sciences

Advances in Life Sciences is an international journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The journal favors publication of full-length papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms.

Jie Xu

Research Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, USA

Research Areas

Mechanotransduction, Ion channel physiology, GPCR signaling, Somatosensory, Cardiovascular physiology


2003-2009Ph.D.The Unoversity of Georgia
1999-2003B.Sc.Nanjing University


2009-presentPostdoctoral fellow, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
2009-presentProfessional scientific collaborator, The Scripps Research Institute
2003-2009Research Assisant, The University of Georgia

Academic Achievement

Special Recognition Award, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego, CA, 2012
Emerging Leaders Program Fellow, The University of Georgia Graduate School, Athens, GA, 2007
Best Student Poster Award, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute Annual Retreat, Athens, GA, 2006


Society of Neuroscience

Publications: Journals

[1]  Jie Xu, Mo Li, Ping Shen. A G-Protein-Coupled Neuropeptide Y-Like Receptor Suppresses Behavioral and Sensory Response to Multiple Stressful Stimuli in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(7):2504-2512 (2010).
[2]  Jie Xu, Andrew T. Sornborger, Jennifer K. Lee and Ping Shen. Drosophila TRPA channel modulates sugar-stimulated neuronal excitation, avoidance and social response. Nature Neuroscience, 11, 676-682 (2008).
[3]  Qi Wu, Yan Zhang, Jie Xu and Ping Shen. Regulation of hunger-driven behaviors by neural ribosomal S6 kinase in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 13289-13294 (2005)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Molecular and Neural Regulation of Social Response to Aversive Stimuli in Drosophila, 48th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
[2]  Genetic Evidence for the Anti-nociceptive Effect of a Neuropeptide Y Family Molecule in Drosophila, Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2006
[3]  Regulation of Migratory Response to Chemosensory Cues by Neural Protein Kinase A in Drosophila, Neurobiology of Drosophila Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2005