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Dr. Gang Bao

Chair of the Department<br />of Bioengineering and<br />Foyt Family Professor<br />Rice University<br />USA

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Topic: Nanomedicine and Gene Editing Based Stem Cell Therapies

Dr. Gang Bao is Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and the Foyt Family Professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States. He is also a CPRIT Senior Scholar in Cancer Research and the Director of Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines at Rice. Dr. Bao received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Shandong University in China, and his PhD from Lehigh University in the US. Dr. Bao is a Fellow of the American Association of Advancement in Science (AAAS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME), American Physical Society (APS), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Dr. Bao has published more than 240 peer-reviewed journal papers including those in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Communications, and Nature Protocols.

Dr. Bao’s current research is focused on the development of nanomedicine and genome engineering tools and approaches for biological and disease studies, including multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles, protein targeting and quantification methods, and engineered nucleases such as CRISPR/Cas9. These approaches have been applied to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and the development of genome editing approaches for treating single-gene disorders including sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis.

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