Dr. Lan Gao was originally from China. He completed his B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Atmospheric Physics from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Desert Research Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno. His doctoral research surrounds aerosol-cloud interactions from observations and numerical models. He concurrently joined the (CL)2EAR group and Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) in 2018. His research expertise includes aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions from numerous remote sensing platforms and three-dimensional radiative transfer modeling.