Gary D. Kao, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Smilow Center for Translational Research, Room 8-134
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-2285
Education:
BA (Philosophy)
Johns Hopkins University , 1984.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1988.
PhD (Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
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Description of Research Expertise

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Selected Publications

Al Zaki A, Joh D, Cheng Z, de Barros AL, Kao G, Dorsey J, Tsourkas A.: Gold-Loaded Polymeric Micelles for Computed Tomography-Guided Radiation Therapy Treatment and Radiosensitization. ACS nano Dec 2013 Notes: In press.

Joh DY, Sun L, Stangl M, Al Zaki A, Murty S, Santoiemma PP, Davis JJ, Baumann BC, Alonso-Basanta M, Bhang D, Kao GD, Tsourkas A, Dorsey JF. : Selective targeting of brain tumors with gold nanoparticle-induced radiosensitization. PLoS One. 8(4), Apr 30 2013.

Chandrasekaran S, Hollander A, Xu X, Benci JL, Davis JJ, Dorsey JF, Kao G.: 18F-fluorothymidine-pet imaging of glioblastoma multiforme: effects of radiation therapy on radiotracer uptake and molecular biomarker patterns. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013, Apr 4 2013.

Kimple RJ, Kao GD: A 10-year analysis of american society for radiation oncology junior faculty career development awards. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 85(4): 924-8, Mar 2013.

Baumann BC, Kao GD, Mahmud A, Harada T, Swift J, Chapman C, Xu X, Discher DE, Dorsey JF: Enhancing the Efficacy of Drug-loaded Nanocarriers against Brain Tumors by Targeted Radiation Therapy. Oncotarget. 4(1): 64-79, Jan 2013.

Baumann BC, Dorsey JF, Benci JL, Joh DY, Kao GD: Stereotactic intracranial implantation and in vivo bioluminescent imaging of tumor xenografts in a mouse model system of glioblastoma multiforme. J Vis Exp.(67), Sep 25 2012.

Baumann BC, Benci JL, Santoiemma PP, Chandrasekaran S, Hollander AB, Kao GD, Dorsey JF: An integrated method for reproducible and accurate image-guided stereotactic cranial irradiation of brain tumors using the small animal radiation research platform. Transl Oncol. 5(4): 230-7, Aug 2012.

Smith JA, Yeung J, Kao GD, Daniel R: A role for the histone deacetylase HDAC4 in the life-cycle of HIV-1-based vectors. Virol J. 7: 237, Sep 16 2010.

Dorsey JF, Dowling ML, Kim M, Voong R, Solin LJ, Kao GD: Modulation of the anti-cancer efficacy of microtubule-targeting agents by cellular growth conditions. Cancer Biol Ther. 9(10): 809-18, May 15 2010.

Yee SS, Dutta PR, Solin LJ, Vapiwala N, Kao GD: Lack of compliance with national vaccination guidelines in oncology patients receiving radiation therapy. J Support Oncol. 8(1): 28-34, Jan-Feb 2010.

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Last updated: 01/16/2014
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