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Jinming Gao received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Peking University in 1991. He carried out graduate studies under George M. Whitesides at Harvard and received a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry in 1996. Following PhD, he completed postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering under Robert S. Langer at MIT.

Dr. Gao joined the faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Gao moved his lab to UT Southwestern, where he is currently a Professor of Oncology, Pharmacology, Otolaryngology and Cell Biology. Dr. Gao pioneers the emerging field of cooperative nanomedicine to improve the precision of cancer medicine.  The lab-invented proton transistor nanoparticles are currently in Phase 2 clinical trials in cancer surgery, and under therapeutic development for cancer immunotherapy.  Dr. Gao has served as the past chair of the Gene and Drug Delivery study section, and is a member of the Advisory Council to the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gao is currently leading an NCI-sponsored Cancer Moonshot U54 Nano-Immune-Engineering Center to integrate molecular immunology, biomedical engineering and clinical oncology to advance cancer immunotherapy.


Peking University , Chemistry
Graduate School
Harvard University (1996)

Research Interest

  • Acidotic transistor medicine (ATOM)
  • Molecular cooperativity in nanomedicine design
  • Precision cancer imaging and surgery
  • STING vaccine and nano-immuno-oncology


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