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New Faculty Rui Gao

Rui Gao has joined our department!

The UIC Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences welcome Dr. Ruixuan (“Rui”) Gao to join as an Assistant Professor starting in 2021! Dr. Gao studies how basic molecular building blocks—such as proteins, lipids, and RNAs—assemble and interact with one another to achieve specific biological functions and dysfunctions. Using rational design of macromolecular matrices, supramolecular assemblies, chemical linkers/probes, and microscopy techniques, Dr. Gao’s research group aims to develop chemical, physical, and biomolecular tools that map and track these molecular building blocks at their natural length scale and temporal resolution. Dr. Gao received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University. He joins us from MIT and HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, where he is completing his postdoctoral training. Welcome Rui!