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X. Raymond Gao, PhD

Associate Professor

office: 220-H Lincoln Tower
phone: (614) 685-2209
fax: (614) 688-6600​


Dr. Gao is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Ophthalmology and Visual Science and the Division of Human Genetics at the Ohio State University. His research program involves interdisciplinary studies in genetics, statistics, and bioinformatics. His lab uses biomedical big data and artificial intelligence.


Dr. Gao is an experienced statistical geneticist and a leader of ocular genomics research for multiple National Eye Institute funded projects on glaucoma genetics in Hispanics/Latinos, steroid-induced ocular hypertension, and ocular biostatistics and genetic analysis. He is also a principal investigator of a National Institute on Aging funded project, genetic basis of age-at-onset of Alzheimer disease. He has published widely on a variety of topics in vision research, statistical genomics, and genetic epidemiology. His research goals are to advance our understanding of the genetic architecture of complex human diseases and traits and to improve our ability to predict disease, target prevention to high-risk individuals and tailor treatment based on individual genomic differences.​