Hanqing Liu, PhD

Dr. Hanqing Liu started postdoctoral training in Dr. Erica A. Golemis’ lab at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in the fall of 2010. She earned her B.S. from Nanjing University and China Pharmaceutical University in Biopharmaceutics in 2001 and gained her M.S. from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Analytical Chemistry in 2004. She completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 studying the elongation cycle of protein synthesis, regulation of which has emerged as a crucial component of cancer cell survival, transformation, invasion, and metastasis. Building from this background, she is constructing signaling networks using bioinformatics tools, to target networks via RNAi, and to use cell culture and in vivo approaches dissect the cellular consequences of targeting specific proteins to improve therapy for ovarian cancer in her postdoctoral work. Dr. Liu is the recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Sass Foundation for Medical Research.