Feng Gao, MD

Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Campus mail 244 Sands Bldg, Box 102359, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-6433
Email address feng.gao@duke.edu

Dr. Feng Gao is Professor of Medicine at Duke University. The Gao laboratory has a long-standing interest in elucidating the origins and evolution of human and simian inmmunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV), and in studying HIV/SIV gene function and pathogenic mechanisms from the evolutionary perspective. These studies have led to new strategies to better understand HIV origins,  biology, pathogenesis and drug resistance, and to design new AIDS vaccines.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Harbin Medical University (China), 1984


Gao, F., L. Yue, A. T. White, P. G. Pappas, J. Barchue, A. P. Hanson, B. M. Greene, P. M. Sharp, G. M. Shaw, and B. H. Hahn. “Human infection by genetically diverse SIVSM-related HIV-2 in west Africa..” Nature 358, no. 6386 (August 6, 1992): 495–99. https://doi.org/10.1038/358495a0.

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Mulligan, M. J., G. V. Yamshchikov, G. D. Ritter, F. Gao, M. J. Jin, C. D. Nail, C. P. Spies, B. H. Hahn, and R. W. Compans. “Cytoplasmic domain truncation enhances fusion activity by the exterior glycoprotein complex of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 in selected cell types..” J Virol 66, no. 6 (June 1992): 3971–75.