Member (academician) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, a foreign associate of National Academy of Sciences and so on. Director-General of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gao obtained his DPhil degree from Oxford University, UK and did his postdoc work in both Oxford University and Harvard University (with a brief stay in Calgary University). His researches focus on pathogenic microbiology and immunology. His group research is mainly focusing on the enveloped virus entry and release, esp. influenza virus interspecies transmission (host jump), structure-based drug-design and structural immunology, public health policy and global health strategy. He has published lots of refereed papers (Including papers in Cell, Nature, Science, The Lancet, NEJM etc.). Gao is a recipient of several international and national awards, including TWAS Medical Prize (2012), Nikkei Asian Prize (Japan 2014), the Gamaleya Medal (Russia 2018), HKU Centennial Distinguished Chinese Scholar (2019).
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