Name: Dr. Minglu Hugo Gao
Educational Qualification: Ph.D., PostDoc (Current).
Designation: seeking research scientist positions in industry/postdoc positions in academia.
Department: Plant Pathology
University: University of Georgia
Research Interests: 7+ years extensive wet and dry lab experience with comprehensive knowledge in plant pathology, molecular biology, microbiology, and genetics; proficiency in vector design, DNA/RNA extraction and library construction, RNA-seq, RT-PCR, in vitro high-throughput drug screening, plant growth assay, plant disease diagnosis, seed treatment, gene mutation and functional characterization, chemical purification, microbial ecology and interactions o Achieved bioinformatic graduate certificate and skilled in large dataset analyses using Shell and R with solid knowledge of statistical analysis, probability, and experimental design o Extensive experience in extracting insights from literature, integrating ideas, generating original and critical thoughts, seeking improvement, and achieving goals through embracing new technologies o Competitive communication skills through active listening, extensive presenting and clear writing o “ESTJ” in MBTI personality assessment; Self-motivated, adaptable, independent, organized and enthusiastic about achieving goals in changing environment o Open-minded and passionate about learning new skills and knowledge as well as teaching them
Biography: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Plant Pathology, GPA: 3.86/4.00. Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, GPA: 3.93/4.00. Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Bioengineering, GPA:3.63/4.00, Major GPA: 3.72/4.00 Exchange Student Certificate in Life Sciences, GPA: 3.88/4.00
1st Place, Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science Oral Presentation, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Apr. 2018
OVPR Internal Grants, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Dec. 2017
Graduate School Travel Awards, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (×???? times) May 2015 / Jun. 2016 / Jun. 2017
Genetics Society of America Student Travel Award, Asilomar, CA Mar. 2017
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross Nov. 2016
Emerging Leadership Certificate, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Oct. 2016
Storkan-Hanes-McCaslin Foundation Award, TriCal Inc., Tampa, FL (4 recipients nationwide, $10,000) Jul. 2016
Kenneth F. Baker and R. James Cook Student Travel Award, American Phytopathological Society, Tampa, FL May 2016
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Apr. 2016
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Athens, GA Jan. 2016
FACS Business Professionalism Certificate, University of Georgia, Athens, GA May 2015
Dean’s List, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China Jan. 2012
Academic Excellence Scholarship, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China Sep. 2011
Art and Sports Scholarship, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, Liaoning, China Sep. 2011
Lingshui County Scholarship, Lingshui County, Dalian, Liaoning, China Sep. 2011
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gu, X., Duke, M. V., Scheffler, B. E. and Gold, S.E., 2018. Transcriptomic responses to benzoxazolinone-like compounds in Fusarium verticillioides. To be submitted to G3.
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gu, X., Mitchell, T. R., Duke, M. V., Scheffler, B. E., and Gold, S.E., 2018. Endo-Fight: Transcriptional and Functional Analysis of Pyrrocidine-mediated Antagonism of Fusarium verticillioides by Sarocladium zeae, Two Maize Seed Endophytes. Submitted to PLOS PATHOGENS
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Blacutt, A.A. and Gold, S.E., 2017. Fungal Lactamases, Their Occurrence and Function. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, p.1775.
Blacutt, A.A., Voss, K.A., Gold, S.E., Gao, M. and Glenn, A.E., 2018. Fusarium verticillioides: Advancements in Understanding the Toxicity, Virulence, and Niche Adaptations of a Model Mycotoxigenic Pathogen of Maize. Phytopathology, PHYTO-06.
Glenn, A.E., Davis, C.B., Gao, M., Gold, S.E., Mitchell, T.R., Proctor, R.H., Stewart, J.E. and Snook, M.E., 2016. Two Horizontally Transferred Xenobiotic Resistance Gene Clusters Associated with Detoxification of Benzoxazolinones by Fusarium Species. PLOS ONE, 11(1), p.e0147486.
Molecular exploration of fungal lactamases and antagonism of Fusarium verticillioides by Sarocladium zeae, two maize endophytes. Augusta University Medical Center, May 25, 2018. Augusta, GA
Ménage à trois: How do Fusarium verticillioides and Sarocladium zeae compete and interact with each other in maize kernels? 8th Annual Scientific Research Day, April. 10, 2018. Athens, GA
Seeds of Antagonism: An ABC Transporter in Fusarium verticillioides is Required for Pyrrocidine B Tolerance. Mycology Society of America Annual Meeting. July 19, 2017. Athens, GA
Gao, M., Gu, X., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2018. 14th European Fungal Genetics Conference, February 24-28, 2018. Haifa, Israel.
Gao, M., Gu, X., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2017. Secondary Metabolite Conference, Joint Genome Institute, Department of Energy. July 24-26, 2017. Walnut Creek, CA.
Gao, M., Gu, X., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2017. 29th Fungal Genetics Conference, Genetics Society of America. March 14-19, 2017. Pacific Grove, CA. Poster 513-F
Gao, M., Gu, X., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2016. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. July 31-August 5, 2016. Tampa, FL. Poster 729
Gao, M., Glenn, A.E., Gold, S.E. 2015. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. August 1-5, 2015. Pasadena, CA. Poster 144-P