Obesity Research Cluster
Obesity Research Cluster Leadership
Dr. Weimin Gao
Dr. Weimin Gao is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and the Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University System. He received his M.D. in Preventive Medicine from the Nanjing Medical University in China. His M.P.H. in Occupational Medicine & Toxicology is from the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine in Beijing, China. He earned an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Pittsburgh. His Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health is from the Graduate School of Public Health of the University of Pittsburgh as well. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine. He was a Research Assistant, Research Associate and Assistant Professor at the Department of Toxicology, National Laboratory of Industrial Hygiene, Ministry of Health in Beijing. He was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research focuses on molecular epidemiology, early detection of cancers, cancer chemoprevention, cancer therapy, and proteomics. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a member of Society of Toxicology (SOT) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). He served as President for Society of Toxicology Lone Star Regional Chapter (LSSOT) in 2013-2014.