Gerald M PAO
Staff Scientist, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Gerald Pao was born in Spain to ethnically Chinese parents and received a German education until the end of high school. After which he attended University of California San Diego to study molecular biology. Subsequently he entered the medical scientist training program and studied medicine at the University of Washington. He went back to UC San Diego and the Salk institute after that where he received his PhD in Molecular Biology and then rose through the ranks to the position of staff scientist in which he currently is in. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of subjects. His first publications were in bioinformatics of signal transduction pathways and membrane proteins. Then he worked on signal transduction at the molecular level followed by chromatin related functions of BRCA1 and epigenetics during his PhD. Subsequently he has worked on a variety subjects ranging from salamander limb regeneration to developmental neuroscience as well as chromatin, stem cells and materials science. In the last few years he has been working in the laboratory of George Sugihara in addition to the Salk institute where he has been implementing and developing nonlinear time series analysis methods for biological systems in hopes of introducing nonlinear dynamics into systems biology.