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Faculty Profile

Xiaolian GaoXiaolian Gao

Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Office: Science & Research 2, 242D
Contact: - (713) 743-2805

Education: Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


Biotechnology development for genomic and proteomic applications; molecular sciences of cancer biology and degenerative neurodiseases; DNA writing based synthetic biology

Honors and Awards:

Profiled for “High Throughput Clinical Proteomics” in the first issue of eProtein, a publication of the Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC Spotlight), National Cancer Institute, NIH (2008)
The American Chemical Society, Southwest Regional Award (2007)
The Section Award of the American Chemical Society, Greater Houston Section (2006)
YWCA Outstanding Science and Technology Award (2006)
Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, University of Houston (2006)
The AWC Award for Leadership in Technology - the Top Houston Women in Computing (2006)
Research Director Grant, National Foundation for Cancer Research (2000-2002)
Research Excellence Award, University of Houston (1996)
Junior Faculty Award, American Cancer Society (1994)
Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (1993)
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Dept. of Biophysics, Ecole Polytechnique, France (Fall 1989)
Leukemia Society Special Fellowship, Leukemia Society of America (1989)

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Member, American Chemical Society
Member, American Association of Cancer Research