Scientist Profile – Ming Gao
Ming Gao Ph. D.
Senior Research Scientist
Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 2008, AGRL Room 113, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: (936) 261-2519
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. (Plant Physiology)
M.S., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA, USA. (Biology)
B.S., Zhongsheng University, Guangzhou, P. R. China. (Botany)
Sweetpotato genomics; phylogenetic origin of the hexaploid sweetpotato genome; genetic mechanism regulating the formation of storage roots in sweetpotato; starch biosynthesis and genetic engineering in sweetpotato; and genetic mechanism regulating starch granule formation and its size distribution.