Project Description

Professor

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Phone: (206)543-6562
Office: Foege N530M

UW Bioengineering faculty 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.

 

In the News

  • UW Campus

2017 Faculty Promotions: Albert Folch, Xiaohu Gao, Wendy Thomas, Deok-Ho Kim, Anthony Convertine

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017 Faculty Promotions: Albert Folch, Xiaohu Gao, Wendy Thomas, Deok-Ho Kim, Anthony Convertine

  • Microscopy images of Zika-infected primate placenta samples

Gao lab discovers that material from shellfish dramatically enhances bioassays, medical tests

July 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Gao lab discovers that material from shellfish dramatically enhances bioassays, medical tests

  • MRI image of brain

UW plans for imaging center that will link diagnostics and therapy

March 10th, 2017|Comments Off on UW plans for imaging center that will link diagnostics and therapy

  • A composite image of HeLa cells stained sequentially with antibodies to five different proteins.

Stir no more: Gao lab shows that draining speeds up bioassays

January 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Stir no more: Gao lab shows that draining speeds up bioassays

  • UW Bioengineering assistant professor Dr. Xiaohu Gao and senior fellow Dr. Pavel Zrazehvskiy

Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

July 30th, 2013|Comments Off on Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

  • David Castner and Xiaohu Gao

David Castner and Xiaohu Gao Inducted as AIMBE Fellows

July 30th, 2013|Comments Off on David Castner and Xiaohu Gao Inducted as AIMBE Fellows