George Washington University, USA
Ling Hao is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the George Washington University in Washington DC. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Prof. Lingjun Li in mass spectrometry method development and conducted postdoctoral research in neurobiology in Dr. Richard Youle’s lab and Dr. Michael Ward’s lab at the National Institutes of Health.
Since starting her own research group, she has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, a Rising Star Award from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), a Ralph E Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Research in the Hao Lab focuses on developing mass spectrometry-based proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics methods to study neuroscience questions. Her team combines analytical chemistry, cell biology, and bioinformatic strategies to understand organelle dynamics, proteostasis, and molecular interactions in human stem cells and stem cell-derived neurons, with the goal of deciphering molecular mechanisms underlying brain diseases.