About me

I am a researcher  at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet (KI), and the Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at KI Campus Flemingsberg.

I received my Ph.D from Karolinska Institutet at December of 2006 in Molecular Endocrinology.

My primary areas of expertise include genomics, particularly gene expression analysis and bioinformatics.

Prior to my PhD, I had already in the year of 2000 worked at Karolinska Institutet (KI) to establish the Affymetrix core facility.


Selected publications

1. Kerr, A. G., Z. Wang, N. Wang, K. H. M. Kwok, J. Jalkanen, A. Ludzki, S. Lecoutre, D. Langin, M. O. Bergo, I. Dahlman, C. Mim, P. Arner and H. Gao (2022). "The long noncoding RNA ADIPINT regulates human adipocyte metabolism via pyruvate carboxylase." Nature Communications 13(1): 2958.

2. Gao, H., P. Arner, G. Beauchef, C. Guere, K. Vie, I. Dahlman, N. Mejhert and M. Ryden (2020). "Age-Induced Reduction in Human Lipolysis: A Potential Role for Adipocyte Noradrenaline Degradation." Cell Metabolism 32(1): 1-3.

3. Gao, H., A. Kerr, H. Jiao, C. C. Hon, M. Ryden, I. Dahlman and P. Arner (2018). "Long Non-Coding RNAs Associated with Metabolic Traits in Human White Adipose Tissue." EBioMedicine 30: 248-260.

4. Gao, H., F. Volat, L. Sandhow, J. Galitzky, T. Nguyen, D. Esteve, G. Astrom, N. Mejhert, S. Ledoux, C. Thalamas, P. Arner, J. C. Guillemot, H. Qian, M. Ryden and A. Bouloumie (2017). "CD36 Is a Marker of Human Adipocyte Progenitors with Pronounced Adipogenic and Triglyceride Accumulation Potential." Stem Cells.

5.. Gao, H., N. Mejhert, J. A. Fretz, E. Arner, S. Lorente-Cebrian, A. Ehrlund, K. Dahlman-Wright, X. Gong, S. Stromblad, I. Douagi, J. Laurencikiene, I. Dahlman, C. O. Daub, M. Ryden, M. C. Horowitz and P. Arner (2014). "Early B cell factor 1 regulates adipocyte morphology and lipolysis in white adipose tissue." Cell metabolism 19(6): 981-992.

6. Gao, H., S. Falt, A. Sandelin, J. A. Gustafsson and K. Dahlman-Wright (2008). "Genome-wide identification of estrogen receptor alpha-binding sites in mouse liver." Molecular endocrinology 22(1): 10-22.

7. Gao, H., G. Bryzgalova, E. Hedman, A. Khan, S. Efendic, J. A. Gustafsson and K. Dahlman-Wright (2006). "Long-term administration of estradiol decreases expression of hepatic lipogenic genes and improves insulin sensitivity in ob/ob mice: a possible mechanism is through direct regulation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3." Molecular endocrinology 20(6): 1287-1299.