Project Description

Professor
xgao@uw.edu
Phone: (206)543-6562
Office: Foege N530M
UW Bioengineering faculty Xiaohu Gao

Xiaohu Gao

We develop and apply novel biotechnology and nanotechnology approaches for disease diagnosis, analysis, and treatment.


Nanomedicine/Nanotechnology
Molecular engineering
Molecular imaging
Targeted drug delivery
Cancer research
Neuro engineering


We develop novel nanomaterials and bioassays for detection, analysis and treatment of human diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases and neurological disorders. In general, we are interested in any technology that is interesting, innovative, and impactful on biology and medicine.


PhD, Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2004
BS, Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 1998


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, 2004-2005


2013 Elected fellow of AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering)
2010 Faculty innovator award, College of Engineering, University of Washington
2007 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation


BIOEN 487: Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
BIOEN 599: Grad Imaging 2: Optical Bio-Imaging

M.Y. Han, X.H. Gao, J. Su, and S.M. Nie, Quantum-dot-tagged microbeads for multiplexed optical coding of biomolecules, Nature Biotechnology 2001, 19, 631-635.

X.H. Gao, Y. Cui, R.M. Levenson, L.W.K. Chung, and S.M. Nie, In vivo cancer targeting and imaging with semiconductor quantum dots, Nature Biotechnology 2004, 22, 969-976.

Y.D. Jin and X.H. Gao, Plasmonic fluorescent quantum dots, Nature Nanotechnology. 2009, 4, 571-576

Y.D. Jin , C. Jia , S.W. Huang, M. O’Donnell and X.H. Gao, Multifunctional nanoparticles as coupled contrast agents, Nature Communications, 2010, 10.1038/ncomms1042.

Zrazhevskiy, X.H. Gao, Quantum dot imaging platform for single-cell molecular profiling, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms2635, 2013.

Zrazhevskiy, L.D. True, and X.H. Gao, Multicolor multicycle molecular profiling (M3P) with quantum dots for single-cell analysis, Nature Protocols, 8, 1852-1869, 2013

Li, M.A. Baird, M.A. Davis, W. Tai, L.S. Zweifel, K.M. Adams Waldorf, M. Gale Jr, L. Rajagopal, R.H. Pierce, X.H. Gao Dramatic enhancement of the detection limits of bioassays via ultrafast deposition of polydopamine. Nature Biomedical Engineering 1, 0082 2017.

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