Liqin Zhao’s research focuses on the role of sugars in the pathogenesis of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Zhao has authored over 60 research articles, 100 conference presentations, and six patents with four granted. Her laboratory research has been featured by a number of news outlets including USC News, KU News, 6News Lawrence, NPR News, JAMA, Nature Medicine, Society for Neuroscience, and Alzheimer’s Association under Spotlight on Researchers Dedicated to Alzheimer’s.
At the KU School of Pharmacy, in addition to directing a research lab, Zhao teaches in both Pharm.D. and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs, with a teaching focus on pharmacology of the nervous system. Dr. Zhao also directs the “Beyond the Lab” career development program.