Ronglih Liao, PhD（廖容儷博士）
Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Liao received her B.S in Chemistry from Tamkang University and Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of Alabama at Brigham. She conducted the postdoctoral training in cardiac biology and physiology under dual mentorship at Beth Israel Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is a basic scientist committed to highly meritorious laboratory investigation, mentoring of the next generation of scientists, and education/service to the scientific community. Her research program has centered upon the interrogation of cardiovascular physiology, from the cellular level to the organismal level, to understand the molecular underpinnings of human heart disease. Her research approaches attempt to bridge the growing span between basic bench research and patient care, with a goal towards identifying novel therapeutic targets for rapid translation into clinical medicine. In pursuit of her scientific goals, her laboratory has developed tools for the comprehensive study of cardiac physiology from single cells to animal models. These tools have been made widely available to the scientific community. Over the course of her academic career, she has taken the greatest pride in mentoring the next generation of scientists, many of whom have gone on to independent academic careers at the highest institutions.