Weixing (Wilson) Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor

Personal Statement:

Weixing Zhao earned his B.S and Ph.D. from Peking University, China, and received postdoctoral training at Yale University,  where he focused on understanding homology-directed repair of DNA double-strand breaks that is dependent on the tumor
suppressors BRCA1 and BRCA2. Currently, as a new faulty at Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology and Greehey
Children’s Cancer Research Institute, Dr. Zhao’s research interest is to investigate the BRCA1/2 tumor suppressor networks
in various related biological processes and the molecular mechanisms underlying their pathogenic mutations that are associated
with cancers and other diseases, with the aim of providing the foundation and impetus for developing new therapeutic regimens.