Ruomei Gao, an associate professor in the Chemistry and Physics Department and member of the Institute for Cancer Research and Education (ICare) at SUNY Old Westbury has been featured by the U.S. Department of Energy in its "DOE Science News Source" project conducted with the website, Newswise.
Gao was featured for her research into light-induced chemical reactions (photochemistry) and the chemical composition of matter (analytical chemistry). In particular, she studies photosensitization of porphyrins and thiopurines to produce reactive oxygen species for cancer therapy and prevention, respectively. Since 2014, she has been using facilities at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—to investigate two primary processes of photosensitization. She holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China, a master’s in analytical chemistry from Hebei University in China, and a bachelor’s in chemistry, also from Hebei University.