Teaching Staff
ZHAO, Qian - Research Assistant Professor

Educational background
  • B.Sc., Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong
  • Post-doc, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Current Research Interests:
  • Chemical Biology, Proteomics, Protein-protein Interactions (PPI), Protein Post-translational Modifications (PTMs) and To identify targets of natural products and drug molecules (Target ID)
Selected Publications
  1. Qian Zhao, Yu Ding, Zhangshuang Deng, On-Yi Lee, Peng Gao, Pin Chen, Rebecca J. Rose, Hong Zhao, Zhehao Zhang, Xin-Pei Tao, Albert J. R. Heck, Richard Kao and Dan Yang. Natural products triptolide, celastrol, and withaferin A inhibit the chaperone activity of peroxiredoxin I. Chemical Science, 2015 6(7):4124-4130.
  2. Xiucong Bao, Qian Zhao(equal first author), Tangpo Yang, Yi Man Eva Fung, Xiang David Li. A Chemical Probe for Protein Lysine Malonylation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013 52(18):4883–4886 (Cover story)
  3. Qian Zhao, Xiaohu Ouyang(equal first author), Xiaobo Wan, Ketan S. Gajiwala, John C. Kath, Lyn H. Jones, Alma L. Burlingame, and Jack Taunton. Broad-Spectrum Kinase Profiling in Live Cells with Lysine-Targeted Sulfonyl Fluoride Probes, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2017 139(2):680-685 (F1000 selection)

Academic Activities:
  • Invited speaker at “Gordon Research Conference, Posttranslational Modification Networks”, HKUST, Hong Kong, July 2015
  • Invited speaker at “Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA) 2014”, Shanghai, April 2014
  • Reviewer of “Molecular and Cellular Proteomics”, “ACS Chemical Biology”, “Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry”, “International Journal of Molecular Sciences”