Liang Qiao is a Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Storr Liver Centre (SLC), the Westmead Institute of Medical Research. He is currently the Leader of the Cancer Research Group at SLC and his research projects are funded by NHMRC and NSW Cancer Council. Liang’s research interests include inflammation-related gastrointestinal and liver cancers, with a particular focus on the role of cancer stem cells in inflammation-related cancer development. He is currently working on several projects, including role of IL-6 and Notch signaling in liver cancer and targeting cancer stem cells as a novel approach in liver cancer therapy.
Liang serves as an assessor for NHMRC project grants and several other overseas funding bodies (Wellcome Trust, The Israel Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of UAE College of Science). He is a Faculty Member of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. He is a member of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), a member of the NSW Stem Cell Network, a member of the Australian Society for Stem Cell Research (ASSCR), and a member of the Cell Reprogramming Australia (CRA).
Dr Qiao is on the editorial board for several international journals in the field of cancer and gastroenterology/hepatology (Cancer Letters, Current Gene Therapy, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Analytical Cellular Pathology, Yonsei Medical Journal). He serves as a regular Guest Editor/Managing Editor for the special issues for Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Cancer Letters, Current Gene Therapy), and reviews manuscripts for multiple international journals (Oncotarget, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Journal of Hepatology, Stem Cells and Development, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver International, etc). He has published widely.