Dr. Ying Gao

Associate Professor

Dr. Ying Gao
(615) 898-2430
Room 113, Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center (SAG)
MTSU Box 60, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Areas of Expertise

Anticancer agents

Biography

Ying Gao received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Peking University in 2004. She joined MTSU as a Research Assistant Professor in 2011. Prior to joining MTSU, Dr. Gao had been a Research Scientist at Beijing Genomics Institute.   Dr. Gao’s research focuses on various biological and pharmaceutical activities of medicinal plants, such as anti-cancer, antioxidant, cardiovascular protective, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-malaria activities, for the development ...

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Ying Gao received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Peking University in 2004. She joined MTSU as a Research Assistant Professor in 2011. Prior to joining MTSU, Dr. Gao had been a Research Scientist at Beijing Genomics Institute.   Dr. Gao’s research focuses on various biological and pharmaceutical activities of medicinal plants, such as anti-cancer, antioxidant, cardiovascular protective, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-malaria activities, for the development of new therapeutic agents. Moreover, she is also interested in the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. She has published more than twenty peer-reviewed research articles in Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Oncotarget, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International Journal of Oncology, Planta Medica, Journal of Functional Foods, etc. She has filed three international patents of potential therapeutic agents. She has also served as a reviewer for Scientific Reports, Current Drug Targets, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, International Journal of Genomics, Pharmacognosy Research, and Journal of Food Chemistry and Nanotechnology, etc.

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