Prof. Wei-Qiang Gao


“K.C. Wong” Endowed Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University Member of National “Thousand Talents” Program

Director, State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes Dean, School of Biomedical Engineering

Director of Med-X-Renji Hospital Stem Cell Research Center Shanghai Jiao Tong University


高维强.jpgProf. Wei-Qiang Gao received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1989 and did his post-doctoral research at Columbia University and the Rockefeller University. From 1993-2010. He had been a Scientist, Senior Scientist and Group/Project Leader at Genentech, Inc.. Dr. Gao has made important contributions to the fields of neuroscience, stem cells and tumorigenesis. Dr. Gao has published 58 papers as either corresponding or the first author, including Nature, Cell, Science, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Gastroenterology, PNAS etc. and has been granted 48 US patents. He is a scholar of national “Thousand-Talents Program”, a recipient of ‘”Overseas Outstanding Young Investigators” award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Chief Scientist of a program project from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and a Key grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has served as a reviewer for grant proposals of Wellcome Trust in UK, NIH in US, and NSFC and 36 journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications, Cancer Cells, PNAS, etc..