Yu Gao

    Email Address: yugao@uic.edu
    College: Pharmacy Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    Secondary Department: Chemistry
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: Pharm 505 Phone: 68087
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Development of novel chemical and informatics tools to investigate the proteome and complex biological system. By combining chemical screening, mass spectroscopy-based proteomics/metabolomics, and informatics, Dr. Gao’s research aims to interrogate the proteome and to elucidate protein interactions (including protein-protein and protein-small molecule interaction).

    My website is at: http://www.pepchem.org

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    1. Major in chemistry, computer science, biology, engineering, pre-med, pre-pharm, math, or other related fields.

    2. Willing to learn at least one of the following:
    (1) statistics, computer modeling, machine learning.
    (2) molecular biology, cell culture, proteomics.
    (3) chemical synthesis.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students are expected to be responsive and work diligently on research project as well as the maintenance of the lab environment. Student are encouraged to apply for fellowships and present research findings at the UIC undergraduate research day.

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