Guanjun GAO

Guanjun GAO


Tsinghua University

School of Life Sciences

Principal Investigator




2000-2005  Ph.D.  Zhejiang University, China

1992-1996  B.Sc.   Yangzhou University, China


Research Position


2011-   Principal Investigator, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

2010-2011  Research Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA

2006-2010  Postdoctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA


Research Interests


Drosophila is one of the best genetic model organisms in the biomedical field. Combining the CRISPR/Cas9 and phiC31 recombineering techniques, our lab established a highly efficient gene targeting system (knock-in and knock-out) in Drosophila.

The main mission of our lab’s research is to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms involved in reproductive system and development. By using genetic and biochemical methods, we focus on lncRNA and histone modifications interact with chromatin, and epigenome maintenance in development and disease.


Selected Publication


Gerstein MB, Rozowsky, Yan KK… Gao G… Waterston R*. Comparative analysis of the transcriptome across distant species. Nature. 2014, 512:445-448.

Xue Z, Wu M, Wen K, Ren M, Long L, Zhang X and Gao G*.CRISPR/Cas9 Mediates Efficient Conditional Mutagenesis in Drosophila. G3:Genes|Genomics| Genetics. 2014, 4:2167-73.



School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084


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