Dr. Yu Gao

Dr. Yu Gao is currently the Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research background involves the development of chemical tools to probe biological targets, development of integrated methods for tandem mass spectrometry analysis of protein mixtures, and development of bioinformatics tools to analyze proteomics/metabolomics data using advanced statistical modeling. He received his training in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Dr. Thomas Kodadek’s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute, Florida and did his post-doctoral work in proteomics with Dr. John R. Yates III at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla. His graduate research focused on the synthesis, characterization, and screening of large-scale peptidomimetic libraries against proteins, antibodies, and RNAs. In the Yates laboratory, his research focused on chemical proteomics and bioinformatics. Together with others, he had developed chemical modification methods to facilitate glycoprotein enrichment and identification. Dr. Gao is the lead developer of several bioinformatics tools for
proteomics and metabolomics data analysis, including Dilu, PATS, and ProLuCID-GUI.Dr.

Degree: PhD

Title:  Assistant Professor

College:  College of Pharmacy

Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Program: Translational Oncology Program

Member Type:Associate Member

Phone:312-996-8087

Email:yugao@uic.edu