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  • Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer, Westmead Milennium Institute, Western Clinical School at the University of Sydney

Research interests

Cancer, cancer stem cells, cell reprogramming, use if iPSCs in end stage liver diseases.


  1. Yun Dai, Hongmei Jiao, Guigen Teng, Weihong Wang, Rongxin Zhang, Yunhong Wang, Lionel Hebbard, Jacob George, Liang Qiao§. Embelin suppresses colitis-associated tumorigenesis by inhibiting IL-6/STAT3 signaling. Mol Cancer Thera (2013, in press).
  2. George S. Wilson, Aiping Tian, Lionel Hebbard, Wei Duan, Jacob George, Xun Li, Liang Qiao§. In Vitro Effects of the Janus kinase inhibitor Ruxolitinib in liver cancer. Cancer Letters (2013, in press).
  3. Hu Z, Liu X, Tang Z, Zhou Y, Qiao L§. Possible regulatory role of Snail in NF-κB-mediated changes in E-cadherin in gastric cancer. Oncol Rep 2013; 29 (3): 993-1000.
  4. Xiaojun Liu, Zhaofeng Chen, Hailong Li, Zenan Hu, Min Liu, Yuwei Ye, Yongning Zhou, Liang Qiao§. Effect of siRNA mediated knockdown of COX-2 and p65 on Snail and E-Cadherin in gastric cancer cells. World J Gastroenterol (2013, in press).
  5. Yong-qi Wang, Yu-min Li§, Xun Li, Tao Liu, Xiao-kang Liu, Jun-qiang Zhang, Ju-Wu Guo, Lin-yun Guo, Liang Qiao. A possible role of TGF-β1 promoter hypermethylation in gastric cancer.  World J Gastroenterol (2013, in press).
  6. George S. Wilson, Zenan Hu, Wei Duan, Aiping Tian, Xin M. Wang, Duncan McCleod, Vincent Lam, Jacob George, Liang Qiao. Efficacy of using cancer stem cell markers in isolating and characterising liver cancer stem cells. Stem Cells Dev 2013 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Chen Z, Liu M, Liu X, Huang S, Li L, Song B, Li H, Ren Q, Hu Z, Zhou Y, Qiao L§. COX-2 regulates E-cadherin expression through the NF-κB/Snail signaling pathway in gastric cancer. Int J Mol Med 2013; 32(1):93-100.
  8. Shigdar S, Qiao L, Zhou SF, Xiang D, Wang T, Li Y, Lim LY, Kong L, Li L, Duan W. RNA aptamers targeting cancer stem cell marker CD133. Cancer Lett 2013; 330(1): 84-95. [PMID: 23196060]
  9. Vongsuvanh R, George J, Qiao L, Poorten DV. Visceral Adiposity In Gastrointestinal And Hepatic Carcinogenesis. Cancer Lett 2013; 330: (1)1-10.
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