Researcher biography

Dr Liang Zhao obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and a PhD from Peking University (China). He undertook his first postdoctoral appointment at the UQ Diamantina Institute, with Prof Thomas Gonda, where he studied how the transcription factor MYB controls normal hematopoietic differentiation and leukemic transformation. He joined Prof Peter Koopman's laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in 2011. His current research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which key transcription factors control development and disease.