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People in the News: Nov 19, 2010 (rev. 1)

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Yuan Gao has been appointed director of genomics, epigenomics, and bioinformatics at the newly founded Lieber Institute for Brain Development in Baltimore. Gao is also a founding faculty member of the institute.

Previously, Gao was an assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity and the department of computer science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He holds a PhD and an MS in computer science from the University of Memphis, an MS in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, and a BS in biology from Beijing University.

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