| A UH chemistry professor won the 2007 American Chemistry Society Southwest Region award, which was presented this month.
Xiaolian Gao received the award for her outstanding research in parallel chemistry synthesis. She is professor of chemistry and biology and biochemistry.
Her lab team conducts interdisciplinary research covering important areas in chemistry and biology, including single-cell molecule DNA sequencing, bioinformatics of nucleic acids and proteins, and parallel synthesis and digital photochemistry of bio and organic molecules.
Gao received a plaque and a $2,000 award at the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting in Lubbock last week.
She received her undergraduate degree from Beijing Institute of Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Gao did post-doctorate work at Columbia University and was a research scientist with Glaxo Inc. before coming to UH in 1992.