We are thrilled to announce that a new faculty member, Dr. Yudong Gao, Ph.D., joined the Department of Neuroscience as an assistant professor and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. The Yudong Gao Lab will employ multidimensional proteomics to reveal hidden pathways in neurodevelopment and plasticity. Leveraging innovations in protein engineering, Dr. Gao will seek to discover new functional modulators of protein networks for regulating neural signaling. Dr. Gao joins Baylor from Duke University, where he was a postdoctoral fellow. Before that, he earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Tennessee Heath Science Center, Memphis, and a biomedical engineering degree from Zhejiang University in China.
The McNair Scholars program, launched by The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies and recruits the best and brightest scientists in neuroscience, with a focus on neuromodulation: Read the Press Release
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gao to the neuroscience community at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center and wishing him every success.