Dr. Gao’s research interests focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms associated with progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer and metastasis to bone with the goal of identification of potential therapeutic targets for prostate cancer. Particular emphasis includes aberrant androgen receptor activation by cytokines, selenium chemoprevention and therapy, and targeting cell signaling pathways in prostate cancer. Dr. Gao’s research is actively funded by grants from the NIH, DOD, and Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Award as well as through foundation grants. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles on the area of urological cancers. Dr. Gao currently serves on the Editorial Boards of The Prostate, Journal of Modern Urology, and Chinese journal of lung cancer.