News

  • Oct. 1st, 2020 – New research scientist Dacheng Ma joined the Gao lab! Welcome! Excited to set sail to new research projects!
  • Aug 31, 2020- Our collaborative proposal with Dr. Yi Zhang was just awarded to develop ultra-sensitive detection methods for food pathogens! Thanks, @NSF!
  • July 24, 2020 – The Gao Lab received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from NIGMS to support our research for the Next Five Years! Great News!
  • July 15th, 2020 – Check our new paper just published on Science Advances! Precise genome editing tools hold great promise for treating human genetic diseases!
  • July 14, 2020 – Fanglong’s paper now is online in Angewandte Chemie! The first Gao lab research article. Check it out! 
  • July 7th, 2020 – Fanglong’s paper was just accepted by Angewandte Chemie! Great job Fanglong and Zhiwen! Hard work pays off!
  • June 12th, 2020 – Check our new publication on using CRISPR technology for large gene fragment deletion in polykaryotic fungi! Just appeared online on ACS Synthetic Biology!
  • May 8th, 2020 – Check 0ur comprehensive review of genome editing for genetic hearing diseases in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews! Thanks for all the co-authors! Special Thanks to the Undergraduate coauthor Matan!
  • Mar. 1st, 2020 – We were super glad to have three fantastic speakers, Dr. Hal Alper, Dr. Yi Cui, and Dr. Fuzhong Zhang visit us in Feb 2020! Look forward to the rest of 2020!
  • Dec. 23rd, 2019 – Gao Group Outing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  • Oct. 21-22, 2019- The 2019 Welch Conference! Go Genome editing!
  • Sep. 30th, 2019-Shuqi has finished his visiting in our Group. We had a great farewell in Meet Fresh @ Houston!
  • Aug. 29th, 2019- Our collaborative grant on CRISPR (Led by Prof. Gang Bao) was funded by NHLBI! Congrats!
  • Mar. 30th, 2019- Sherry was invited to give a talk at the 3rd Genome Editing Conference in Beijing and it was very inspiring!
  • Mar. 26th, 2019- Prof. Wenjun Zhang visited us and gave a fantastic seminar!
  • Mar. 25th, 2019- Dr. Fanglong Zhao joined the group as a postdoc researcher! The group welcomed him and had a great Dimsum!
  • Jan. 31st, 2019- Prof. Chaitan Khosla visited us and gave the Wilber Lecture for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers!
  • Jan. 6th-9th, 2019- Sherry attended the ICBE conference at Newport Beach, California. Very inspired by all the great talks and communications! Particularly by the Nobel laureate Frances Arnold!
  • Dec. 7th, 2018- Our collaborative proposal with Prof. Kolomeisky (Chemistry), and Phillips (Biosciences) enables us to win the 2018 Creative Ventures Fund – InterDisciplinary Excellence Award (IDEA)! Thanks!

Gao 2018 IDEA AWARD

  • Dec. 2nd-5th, 2018- Dr. Gao was invited to great a talk in the INFRAFRONTIER IMPC Stakeholder Meeting in Munich, Germany! Thanks for inviting!
  • Nov. 21st, 2018- Group dinner @Wanna Bao. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov. 19th, 2018- Graduate Student Sin Lee from Rice BioEngineering joined the group! Welcome!
  • Nov.08th, 2018-  Prof. Huimin Zhao from UIUC visited us at Rice University! We are very inspired by his talk of putting synthesis into biology using synthetic biology tools!
  • Oct. 26th, 2018- Our collaborative proposal with Prof. Han Xiao (Chemistry) enables us to win the 2018 IBB Hamill Innovation Award!

  • Sep. 24th, 2018-  Visiting Students Shuqi Guo (Shanghai Jiaotong University) joined the group for research! Welcome!
  • Jun. 4th, 2018- Welcome Anitha Aadireddy (Rice), Lauren Chiang (Rice) and Jennifer Pham (the University of St. Thomas, Rice Bionetworks) joined the group for summer research! Welcome!
  • Apr. 5th, 2018- Gao lab has been awarded the FIRST grant from the Welch Foundation! Congrats!
  • Nov. 24th, 2017 – Our paper on “Treatment of autosomal dominant hearing loss by in vivo delivery of genome editing agents” is accepted by Nature! Congrats to all the co-authors!