Research Associates

Xuwen Gao

Research Assistant, Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL)


MS, China Agriculture University, Beijing, China BS, Northeast Agriculture University, Haerbin, China

Contact Information:

318 Campus Drive, E150 Stanford, CA, 94305

Phone: (650) 724-3634
Fax: (650) 724-4948

Research Interests:

Development of novel PET tracers; Stem cell imaging

Recent Publications:

  1. Gao X, Zhang H, Steinberg G, Zhao H. The Akt Pathway Is Involved in Rapid Ischemic Tolerance in Focal Ischemia in Rats . Transl. Stroke Res. . 2010;(10):1868.
  2. Gao X, Ren C, Zhao H. Protective effects of ischemic postconditioning compared with gradual reperfusion or preconditioning. J. Neurosci Res. 2008;86(11):2505-11.
  3. Gao X, Zhang H, Takahashi T, Hsieh J, Liao J, Steinberg GK, Zhao H. The Akt signaling pathway contributes to postconditioning's protection against stroke; the protection is associated with the MAPK and PKC pathways. J. Neurochem. 2008;105(3):943-955.
  4. Ren C, Gao X, Niu G, Yan Z, Chen X, Zhao H. Delayed postconditioning protects against focal ischemic brain injury in rats. PLoS ONE. 2008;3 (12):e3851.
  5. Ren C, Gao X, Steinberg GK, Zhao H. Limb remote-preconditioning protects against focal ischemia in rats and contradicts the dogma of therapeutic time windows for preconditioning. Neuroscience. 2008;151(4):1099-1103.
  6. Zhang H, Gao X, Yan Z, Ren C, Shimohata T, Steinberg GK, Zhao H. Inhibiting caspase-3 activity blocks beta-catenin degradation after focal ischemia in rat. Neuroreport. 2008;19(8):821-4.
  7. Zhang H, Ren C, Gao X, Takahashi T, Sapolsky RM, Steinberg GK, Zhao H. Hypothermia blocks beta-catenin degradation after focal ischemia in rats. Brain Res. 2008;1198():182-7.
  8. Gao X, Chen H, Zhang ZQ. Expression and function study of IFN-IgG Fc fusion protein in Lactobacillus casei. Food Science. 2007;1(28):205-208.
  9. Yan XR, Gao X, Zhang ZQ. Isolation and characterization of 2'-amino-modified RNA ligands to human TNF-α that inhibit receptor binding. Geno., Prot. & Bioinfo.. 2004;2(1):32-42.
  10. Yan XR, Gao X, Zhang ZQ. Aptamer to cytokine as diagnostic and therapeutic agent. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology. 2004;20(4):627-632.
  11. Yan XR, Gao X, Zhang ZQ. A new detecting method of hTNFα—enzyme –linked oligonucleotide assay. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology. 2004;20(5):679-682.