Environmental Health Sciences
615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W7032
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
PhD, University of the Pacific, 2011
Dr. Liang Zhao received his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA, US). His research interestes focus primarily on the application of mass spectrometry in ‘omics’ technologies. He is familiar with different types of mass spectrometers and has extensive experience of applying these analytical tools in metabolomics and proteomics studies. He has developed several methods which are successfully utilized to identify new proteins and characterize several types of post-translational modifications (e.g. glycosylation, disulfide bond). He also obtained professional training in bioinformatics for data processing and database development. His current research includes the metabolic profiling using mass spectrometry to explore the biological functions of metabolites and to apply metabolomics as a tool for defining perturbations in metabolic pathways and networks in human disease. His longer-term goals are focusing on the integration of mass spectrometry, biology and bioinformatics to address the biological importance of metabolites and proteins (including PTMs), and to better understand their roles in human disease and treatment options.
Metabolomics; Mass spectrometry; Metabolite profiling; Toxicology; Biomarker discovery; Proteomics; Post-translational modifications; Glycan & Glycoprotein anlaysis.
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