Shawn Xu, Ph.D.

Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Dr. Xu joined the University of Michigan in 2005 with a faculty appointment  in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and in the Life Sciences Institute.  Currently, Dr. Xu is Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences in the Life Sciences Institute. He is also Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at U-M Medical School. Prior to joining UM, Xu completed his post-doctoral training at the California Institute of Technology. The Xu lab investigates the neural and genetic mechanisms of sensations, such as touch sensation, proprioception, chemosensation, thermosensation and photosensation.