Dr. Liang is a Barnhart Family Distinguished Professor in Targeted Therapies and the Deputy Chair of Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his Ph.D. in computational biology from Princeton University in 2006. His research focuses on bioinformatics tool development, pan-cancer genomics analysis, RNA regulation/modification, and cancer systems biology. His systematic studies on enhancer regulation, RNA editing, functional proteomics, sex effects, and driver mutations in cancer have attracted wide attention. He published >150 papers, including lead corresponding-author papers in Cell, Cancer Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Methods. He has taken leadership roles in large cancer consortium projects, including The Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Cancer Genome Consortium. He is an elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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