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 Tian Shao


Postdoctoral Research Assistant
(765) 496-3765
Hi, I am Tian Shao from Anhui, China. I received my Ph. D. in Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. During my graduate studies I focused on rice (Oryza Sativa.) meiosis investigation, gene identification and functional analysis.

I joined Dr. Xiaoqi Liu’s lab in November 2011 and now I am interested in Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), which plays pivotal roles in cell division and progression. As Plk1 overexpression in several cancers is often linked with negative prognostic, we aim to understand how it regulates several intracellular signaling pathways by investigating the interactions of Plk1 and it’s multiple potential targets and further to characterize the critical roles in carcinogenesis. This work may contribute to developing novel anti-cancer drugs and cancer therapy.

In spare time, I enjoy music and sports.