Xiaoyuan Han, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Urology
Stanford University, Urology
300 Pasteur Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA


Dr. Xiaoyuan Han, currently, is a Postdoctoral scholar in Department of Urology at Stanford University, California, US. She earned her Doctorate degree of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences from University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, and Master degree in Pharmacology from China Pharmaceutical University. Dr. Han published papers and meeting presentations on several leading journals in the area of pharmacology and physiology, like the FASEB journal, American Journal of Physiology, European Journal of Pharmacology and so on. She served as reviewer for Journals of Integrative Medicine Insights, Medicinal Chemistry Research, Pharmaceutical Biology and et al. She is also an active member of American Physiological Society, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Research Interest

Her research interest includes: Sex difference in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and sexual hormone effects.

Scientific Activities


• (2012, 2014) The Excellence Award for the Stockton Campus Student Presentations of Annual Pacific Research Day, University of the Pacific (UOP), CA
• (2013)Graduate Student Achievement Award, UOP
• (2013)The Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association Travel Award, UOP
• (2013) The John P. Shinkai Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship, UOP
• (2012, 2010) The Norm Kobayashi Travel Award, UOP
• (2011) American Physiological Society (APS) bursary to attend APS Conference: Physiology of Cardiovascular Disease
• (2010) The Marvin H. Malone Graduate Research Fellowship, UOP


1. Han X, Zhang R, Anderson L, Rahimian R. Sexual dimorphism in aortic endothelial function of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats: Possible involvement of superoxide and nitric oxide production. Eur J Pharmacol. 2014; 15(723): 442-450. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2013.10.052
2. Zhang R, Thor D, Han X, Anderson L, Rahimian, R. Sex differences in mesenteric endothelial function of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats: A shift in the relative importance of EDRFs. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012; 303(10): H1183-1198. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00327.2012
3. Yan J, Qian Z, Han X. Effect of crocetin on blood pressure restoration and synthesis of inflammatory mediators in heart after hemorrhagic shock in anesthetized rats. Shock. 2010; 33(1): 83-87. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0b013e3181a98f55
4. Zhang R, Qian ZY, Han XY, et al. Comparison of the Effects of Crocetin and Crocin on Myocardial Injury in Rats. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines. 2009; 7(3): 223-227. doi: 10.1016/S1875-5364(09)60055-8
5. Han XY, Qian ZY. Comparison of Effect on Isoproterenol-induced Myocardial Injury Between Crocetin and Crocin. Pharmaceutical and Clinic Research. 2009; 17(3).