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Path-Immuno - James Versalovic Lab

Houston, Texas

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Path-Immuno - James Versalovic Lab
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Chunxu Gao

Chunxu Gao

Ph.D. Student

Tel: 832-824-8252
Fax: 832-825-1165
Joined lab: May 2010

Mailing Address:
Texas Children’s Hospital
1102 Bates Avenue
Suite 830, Feigin Center
Houston, TX 77030

Research Interests

Chunxu Gao's research interest is how beneficial microbes promote health and relieve disease. He is currently working on the mechanism how secreted factors derived from probiotics Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 modulate mammalian immunity and attenuate inflammation using a TNBS mouse model. He is also using mutation/complementation method to identify specific genes that are involved in the anti-inflammatory pathway.


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. 2009-present
  • Engineer, Tianjin Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, China, 2007-2009
  • Graduate Student, Bacterial Genomics and Genetics, Nankai University, China. 2004-2007
  • B.S., Biological Science, Nankai University, China. 2004


  1. Wang H, Chattopadhyay A, Li Z, Daines B, Li Y, Gao C, Gibbs R, Zhang K, Chen R. Rapid identification of heterozygous mutations in Drosophila melanogaster using genomic capture sequencing. Genome Research, 2010; 20(7):981-8
  2. Feng L, Reeves PR, Lan R, Ren Y, Gao C, Zhou Z, Ren Y, Cheng J, Wang W, Wang J, Qian W, Li D, Wang L. A recalibrated molecular clock and independent origins for the cholera pandemic clones.PLoS ONE 2008;3(12):e4053.
  3. Liu X, Gao C, Zhang a, Jin P, Wang L, Feng L. The nos gene cluster from Gram-positive bacterium Geobacillus thermodenitrificans NG80-2 and functional characterization of the recombinant NosZ. FEMS microbiology letters 2008 Oct 8, 289(1): 46-52
  4. Feng L, Wang W, Cheng J, Ren Y, Zhao G, Gao C, Tang Y, Liu X, Han W, Peng X, Liu R, Wang L.Genome and proteome of long-chain alkane degrading Geobacillus thermodenitrificans NG80-2 isolated from a deep-subsurface oil reservoir. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007 Mar 27;104(13):5602-7.
  5. Cheng JS, Wang W, Wang Q, Gao CX, Wang L. Molecular characterization of O-antigen gene cluster of Escherichia coli O23 reference strain and identification of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 4-epimerase. ACTA Microbiological Sinica. 2006 Oct;46(5):702-8.

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