Jia-Hong Gao, Ph.D.

Part-time Principal Investigator, Shenzhen Institute of Neuroscience

Jia-Hong Gao obtained his Ph.D degree at Yale University in 1991. Dr. Gao did his postdoc. training at MIT during 1991-1993. Dr. Gao was a faculty member and Chief of MRI Division in the Research Imaging Center at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (assistant professor during 1993-1998 and Associate professor during 1999-2005). Dr. Gao was a professor and director of the Brain Imaging Research Center at the University of Chicago during 2006-2013. Dr. Gao has been a professor and director of the Center for MRI Research at Peking University since 2013. He is also a Principal Investigator in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Peking University. Dr. Gao’s research interests are focus on the development of neuroimaging technology and its application in neuroscience and medicine.

Selected publications:

  1. Gao, J. H., Parsons, L. M., Bower, J. M., Xiong, J., Li, J., & Fox, P. T. (1996). Cerebellum implicated in sensory acquisition and discrimination rather than motor control. Science, 272(5261), 545-547.
  2. Matsuda, M., Liu, Y., Mahankali, S., Pu, Y., Mahankali, A., Wang, J., ... & Gao, J. H.(1999). Altered hypothalamic function in response to glucose ingestion in obese humans. Diabetes, 48(9), 1801-1806.
  3. Liu, Y., Gao, J. H., Liotti, M., Pu, Y., & Fox, P. T. (1999). Temporal dissociation of parallel processing in the human subcortical outputs. Nature,400(6742), 364-367.
  4. Liu, Y., Gao, J. H., Liu, H. L., & Fox, P. T. (2000). The temporal response of the brain after eating revealed by functional MRI. Nature, 405(6790), 1058-1062.
  5. Tan, L. H., Liu, H. L., Perfetti, C. A., Spinks, J. A., Fox, P. T., & Gao, J. H. (2001). The neural system underlying Chinese logograph reading.Neuroimage, 13(5), 836-846.
  6. Lee, T., Liu, H. L., Tan, L. H., Chan, C. C., Mahankali, S., Feng, C. M., ... & Gao, J. H. (2002). Lie detection by functional magnetic resonance imaging.Human brain mapping, 15(3), 157-164.
  7. Feng, C. M., Liu, H. L., Fox, P. T., & Gao, J. H. (2003). Dynamic changes in the cerebral metabolic rate of O 2 and oxygen extraction ratio in event-related functional MRI. Neuroimage, 18(2), 257-262.
  8. Nickerson, L. D., Narayana, S., Lancaster, J. L., Fox, P. T., & Gao, J. H. (2003). Estimation of the local statistical noise in positron emission tomography revisited: practical implementation. Neuroimage, 19(2), 442-456.
  9. Xiong, J., Fox, P. T., & Gao, J. H. (2003). Directly mapping magnetic field effects of neuronal activity by magnetic resonance imaging. Human brain mapping, 20(1), 41-49.
  10. Feng, C. M., Narayana, S., Lancaster, J. L., Jerabek, P. A., Arnow, T. L., Zhu, F., ... & Gao, J. H. (2004). CBF changes during brain activation: fMRI vs. PET. Neuroimage, 22(1), 443-446.
  11. Lee, T. M. C., Liu, H. L., Chan, C. C. H., Fang, S. Y., & Gao, J. H. (2005). Neural activities associated with emotion recognition observed in men and women. Molecular psychiatry, 10(5), 450-455.
  12. Lin, A. L., Fox, P. T., Yang, Y., Lu, H., Tan, L. H., & Gao, J. H. (2009). Time-dependent correlation of cerebral blood flow with oxygen metabolism in activated human visual cortex as measured by fMRI. Neuroimage, 44(1), 16-22.
  13. Lee, T. M., Chan, C. C., Leung, A. W., Fox, P. T., & Gao, J. H. (2009). Sex-related differences in neural activity during risk taking: an fMRI study.Cerebral Cortex, 19(6), 1303-1312.
  14. Luo, Q., Lu, H., Lu, H., Senseman, D., Worsl ey, K., Yang, Y., & Gao, J. H. (2009). Physiologically evoked neuronal current MRI in a bloodless turtle brain: Detectable or not? Neuroimage, 47(4), 1268-1276.
  15. Luo, Q., Lu, H., Lu, H., Yang, Y., & Gao, J. H. (2010). Comparison of visually evoked local field potentials in isolated turtle brain: Patterned versus blank stimulation. Journal of neuroscience methods, 187(1), 26-32.
  16. Lin, A. L., Fox, P. T., Hardies, J., Duong, T. Q., & Gao, J. H. (2010). Nonlinear coupling between cerebral blood flow, oxygen consumption, and ATP production in human visual cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(18), 8446-8451.
  17. Tan, L. H., Chen, L., Yip, V., Chan, A. H., Yang, J., Gao, J. H., & Siok, W. T. (2011). Activity levels in the left hemisphere caudate–fusiform circuit predict how well a second language will be learned. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(6), 2540-2544.
  18. Gao, J. H., & Liu, H. L. (2012). Inflow effects on functional MRI.Neuroimage, 62(2), 1035-1039.
  19. Li, H., Nickerson, L. D., Xiong, J., Zou, Q., Fan, Y., Ma, Y., ... & Gao, J. H. (2014). A high performance 3D cluster-based test of unsmoothed fMRI data.NeuroImage, 98, 537-546.
  20. Ge, J., Peng, G., Lyu, B., Wang, Y., Zhuo, Y., Niu, Z., ... & Gao, J. H. (2015). Cross-language differences in the brain network subserving intelligible speech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,112(10), 2972-2977.