Dr. Feng Gao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. Before joining UCLA, he did his postdoctoral training at Columbia University and Yale University. He obtained his PhD degree in computational science and environmental toxicology from Michigan State University.

Research Description:

Dr. Gao’s research focuses on understanding the effects of environmental exposures (e.g., metals, pesticides, air pollution, and PFAS) on human health (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and aging) leveraging multi-omics data (e.g., genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics, metabolomics). His research includes exposure assessment modeling, computational toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and disease prediction.  His group develops novel computational methodologies to estimate exposures, predict toxicity, identify biomarkers, and integrate multi-omics data. Eventually, his research aims to assist in disease early detection and improve human health.