Researcher

Dr Johnson Jianzhong Liu

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Research Interests:

The broad interest of the lab is concerning cancer pharmacology, experimental therapeutics, targeted cancer therapy, pharmacokinetics, drug transport, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and caner risk related genetic polymorphisms. In particular, we have been involving in the preclinical development of anticancer agents, including small molecules targeting Wnt signalling, copper chelators, platinum/gold/silver-based complexes,...view more

Research Interests:

The broad interest of the lab is concerning cancer pharmacology, experimental therapeutics, targeted cancer therapy, pharmacokinetics, drug transport, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and caner risk related genetic polymorphisms. In particular, we have been involving in the preclinical development of anticancer agents, including small molecules targeting Wnt signalling, copper chelators, platinum/gold/silver-based complexes, vascular-disrupting flavonoids and mulberry fruit extracts using a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches. We are among the first to identify the links of copper transporters and organic cation transporters with chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity, and lung cancer risk related genetic polymorphisms in Chinese Han population. We have current research projects for PhD, Masters, Honours and ILP students on the topics of targeting Wnt signalling and drug transporters in cancer therapy.

Qualifications:

  • BSc, MSc (Veterinary Medicine) Northwest A & F University
  • PhD (Pharmacology) South China Agricultural University

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

  • Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists 
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Lecturer, UNSW, University of Tasmania 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, University of Auckland
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology
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Contact

02-9385 9086
02-9385 2866

Publications

by Dr Johnson Jianzhong Liu

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