Dr. Bao received his Ph. in Molecular Biophysics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1996. His PhD research was focused on structural analyses of a key metabolic hormone insulin and an enzyme fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase.
Shortly after receiving his PhD, he became Assistant Professor in the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In 1999, he was awarded Guest Scientist Scholarship by German Cancer Research Center (DFKZ), Heidelberg, Germany, to work on the signal transduction pathway mediated by the oncoprotein Wnt.
In 2001, he moved to the United States and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he studied control of cell-cell adhesion in developing epithelia.
In 2009, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York as Assistant Professor and his study was focused on use of Gram-positive bacteria to deliver therapeutic agents.
Dr. Bao is passionate about teaching and is heavily invested in providing students with multiple approaches to learning and is dedicated to ensuring that they have all of the tools necessary to see their goals achieved of becoming caring, competent, and compassionate physicians. He has established a unique teaching methodology that features simplicity, integration, and active learning.