Weiqiang Zhao, MD, PhD

Weiqiang Zhao


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Assoc Professor - Clinical

Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, DNA Damage, Lymphoma, Lymphocytosis

Dr. Zhao's research interest include investigating and validating biomarkers in molecular pathogenesis, diagnosis, and target intervention in cancer and leukemia. One of his projects is to study the role of isoform 6 of IKZF1 gene in leukemia or lymphoma progression which has been shown to be leukemogenic in Philadelphia chromosome positive ALL. In addition, his laboratory is studying the novel role of CYP2E1 in differentiation of megakaryopoiesis. In cancers, the lab is interested in cell cycle dysregulation by activating mutations of EGFR, KRAS, and EML4-ALK genes in lung cancer.

Education and Background


  • MD, Hunan Medical University

    Changsha (China)


  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine

    Tulane University Health Sciences Center

    New Orleans, LA (USA)

  • Intern and Resident

    First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Medical University

    Changsha, Hunan (China)


  • Fellow, Molecular Diagnostic Pathology, Department of Hematopathology and Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Houston, TX (USA)

  • Hematopathology, Department of Pathology

    Tulane University Health Sciences Center

    New Orleans, LA (USA)

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biochemistry

    Tulane University School of Medicine

    New Orleans, LA (USA)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ireland Cancer Center

    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH (USA)

Office Location

1000 Polaris Parkway

2001 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, OH 43240




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