Professor, Rutgers University
Liping Zhao PhD
Dr Zhao is a world renowned scientist, a microbiologist and expert in Metagenomics
He is a Professor of Microbiology at Rutgers University of New Jersey. His lab is focused on developing gut microbiota-targeted interventions to restore and improve human health. He served as a Board member of the International Society for Microbial Ecology from 2006-2012. He is current editorial board member of FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Journal of Molecular Medicine, and a senior editor of the ISME Journal.
His team is one of the first in China to apply molecular and genomic tools for systems understanding and predictive manipulation of the complex microbial communities in human and animal guts. They have published more than 30 papers in PNAS，ISME Journal，AEM，FEMS Microbiology Ecology etc. Their current focus is the interactions between nutrition and gut microbiota in onset and progression of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, and how traditional Chinese medicine and medicinal foods may modulate this relationship for achieving preventive healthcare.