Dr Liang was trained as a pharmaceutical scientist and has since developed well-equipped research capabilities and leadership in the cross-disciplinary field of advanced drug delivery and nanomedicine. Dr. Liang completed his PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Queensland. His doctoral research theme was to develop nanoparticulate delivery systems for subunit vaccines, which spanned a range of fields including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, and immunology. Toward the end of his PhD, Dr Liang started to engage in research at the interface between polymer science and drug delivery and had gained hands-on experience in a variety of polymerisation and bioconjugation techniques. Upon completion of PhD, Dr Liang took up a postdoctoral position at UQ to investigate the biological interactions and toxicity of precisely engineered nanoparticles. This research had led to some key fundamental discoveries that resulted in several publications in the premium journals including ACS Nano, Nature Nanotechnology, Nanomedicines etc. During this time, Dr Liang was also a research teaching academic at School of Pharmacy and committed to teaching pharmacy undergraduates. After that, Dr Liang joined the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design in University of New South Wales, and his research was to develop a platform technology for the efficient delivery of albendazole towards better anti-cancer treatment. In 2011, Dr Liang accepted a lecturer position to establish drug delivery research group at the School of Biomedical Science and Pharmacy in University of Newcastle.
- PhD, University of Queensland, 14/07/2008
- Drug delivery
Dr Liang’s current research centres on advanced drug delivery and nanomedicine, which are at the interface of multidisciplinary fields including chemical & molecular engineering, materials science, chemistry, biotechnology and medicine. His research mainly involves developing novel biomaterials, utilizing self-assembly strategies to formulate biomaterials into desired nano-, micro- and macroscopic structures, and studying applications of these engineered structures for disease treatment and diagnosis.
- Pharmacy Practice
I mainly teach into pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice within Master of Pharmacy program. In addition, I also deliver guest lectures into Bachelor of Biomedical Science program in the field of drug delivery.
|2012||Lin I-C, Liang M, Liu T-Y, Monteiro MJ, Toth I, 'Cellular transport pathways of polymer coated gold nanoparticles', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine, 8 8-11 (2012) [C1]|
|2011||Deng ZJ, Liang M, Monteiro MJ, Toth I, Minchin RF, 'Nanoparticle-induced unfolding of fibrinogen promotes Mac-1 receptor activation and inflammation', Nature Nanotechnology, 6 39-44 (2011) [C1]|
|2010||Liang M, Lin I-C, Whittaker MR, Minchin RF, Monteiro MJ, Toth I, 'Cellular uptake of densely packed polymer coatings on gold nanoparticles', ACS Nano, 4 403-413 (2010) [C1]|
|2005||Liang M, Davies NM, Toth I, 'Encapsulation of lipopeptides within liposomes: Effect of number of lipid chains, chain length and method of liposome preparation', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 301 247-254 (2005) [C1]|
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Conference (1 outputs)
|2012||Zhao Y, Liang M, Kim Y, Tan X, Zhang L, Stenzel MH, 'Development of core-crosslinked micelles for drug delivery system', Advanced Materials Research, Hong Kong (2012) [E1]|
Journal article (17 outputs)
|2013||Deng ZJ, Liang M, Toth I, Monteiro M, Minchin RF, 'Plasma protein binding of positively and negatively charged polymer-coated gold nanoparticles elicits different biological responses', Nanotoxicology, 7 314-322 (2013) [C1]|
|2012||Deng ZJ, Liang M, Toth I, Monteiro MJ, Minchin RF, 'Molecular Interaction of Poly(acrylic acid) Gold Nanoparticles with Human Fibrinogen', ACS Nano, 6 8962-8969 (2012) [C1]|
|2012||Lin I-C, Liang M, Liu T-Y, Jia Z, Monteiro M, Toth I, 'Effect of polymer grafting density on silica nanoparticle toxicity', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 20 6862-6869 (2012) [C1]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of current supervisions||1|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||0.6|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, details are shown in italics, and the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2013||2017||PhD (Pharmacy)||Principal Supervisor||Multifunctional Nanomedicines Based on Albumin for Targeted Cancer Therapy|
Dr Mingtao (Roger) Liang
|Work Phone||(02) 4985 4959|
|Fax||(02) 4921 7903|
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Focus Area||Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology|
Medical Science Building,
Callaghan NSW 2308