Liang Cao

Liang Cao Liang Cao
Postdoc fellow in Immunology, Micro-Immune department, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA


Dr. Liang Cao was born and grew up in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. He did his undergraduate work in Jilin University and received the B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature in 2008. He continued his graduate education at Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2008 and achieved Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2014 and then he became a postdoc fellow in Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Dr. Cao has many other interests such as tennis, Texas holdem and reading.

Research Interest

During Ph.D education in molecular virology, He focused on the HBV pathogenesis in cell model and in mouse model to demonstrate the role of quasi-species in the liver diseases. His approach is to demonstrate the roles of critical candidate genes in the development of T cells and their impact for infection. 2) To demonstrate the metabolism in T cells and to manipulate the signalling pathway to maximum the viability of T cells in immune therapy.