Dr Haolu Wang

Honorary Research Fellow

Frazer Institute
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Haolu Wang currently is a Medical Registrar and Basic Physician Trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - The Prince Charles Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital (Northside) Rotation. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the joint liver cancer research program of Frazer Institute, The University of Queensland and Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. Dr Wang received his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery qualifications from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He was awarded his PhD in Clinical Medicine from The University of Queensland. Dr Wang has worked as a Medical Officer at Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and as a Researcher Officer at Frazer Institute, The University of Queensland.

Dr Wang has authored over 30 publications of clinical and translational research in liver diseases, including Hepatology, Theranostics, Int J Cancer, J Exp Clin Cancer Res and Pharmacol Ther. His standing in this field is reflected by awards from Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, United European Gastroenterology, European Microscopy Congress, The University of Queensland, Frazer Family Foundation and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Research Impacts

As a translational researcher, Dr Wang has made contributions to curative efficacy evaluation in liver diseases. He real-time imaged hepatic vascular integrity and revealed the underlying molecular mechanism to predict treatment outcomes in drug-induced liver injury (Sci Rep. 2017, Theranostics. 2020). Using this real-time imaging platform, he was the first to develop modelling approaches to optimise dosing regimens of therapeutic stem cells against liver diseases (Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol. 2017; Sci Rep. 2016).

As a clinical researcher, he evaluated current treatment efficacy of liver cancer (Eur J Surg Oncol. 2022) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (Pharmacol Ther. 2022), which has been cited by 2023 Practice Guidance of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Medicine (Research), The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Research) of Clinical Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Bachelor of Clinical Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


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Book Chapter

  • Wang, Haolu, Yang, Haotian, Ruan, Qi, Roberts, Michael S. and Liang, Xiaowen (2022). Theranostic nanoparticles for imaging and targeted drug delivery to the liver. Fundamentals of drug delivery. (pp. 311-328) edited by Heather A. E. Benson, Michael S. Roberts, Adrian C. Williams and Xiaowen Liang. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119769644.ch12

  • Holmes, Amy, Thorling, Camilla, Liu, Xin, Liang, Xiaowen, Wang, Haolu, Breunig, Hans G., König, Karsten, Studier, Hauke and Roberts, Michael S. (2018). Revealing interaction of dyes and nanomaterials by multiphoton imaging. Multiphoton microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging: applications in biology and medicine. (pp. 345-368) edited by Karsten König. Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter. doi: 10.1515/9783110429985-020

  • Liu, X., Wang, H., Liang, X. and Roberts, M. S. (2017). Hepatic metabolism in liver health and disease. Liver Pathophysiology: Therapies and Antioxidants. (pp. 391-400) edited by Pablo Muriel. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-804274-8.00030-8

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Roberts, Michael S., Barkauskas, Deborah, Wang, Haolu, Liu, Xin, Studier, Hauke, Pastore, Michael, Zhang, Run, Holmes, Amy, Grice, Jeffrey E., Xu, Zhiping, Mohammed, Yousuf S. and Liang, Xiaowen (2020). Multiphoton and FLIM imaging in quantifying ex vivo and in vivo body organ kinetics of solutes. Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences, San Francisco, CA United States, 2-4 February 2020. Bellingham, WA United States: SPIE. doi: 10.1117/12.2546058

  • Wang, Haolu, Jayachandran, Aparna, Gravot, Germain, Liang, Xiaowen, Thorling, Camilla A., Zhang, Run, Liu, Xin and Roberts, Michael S. (2017). In vivo quantitative visualization of hypochlorous acid in the liver using a novel selective two-photon fluorescent probe. SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide,SA, Australia, 17 - 19 October 2016. Bellingham, WA, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2242978

  • Thorling (Thompson), Camilla, Wang, Haolu, Liu, Xin, Liang, Xiaowen, Crawford, Darrell H. G. and Roberts, Michael S. (2017). Non-invasive assessment of the liver using imaging. SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 17 - 19 October 2016. Bellingham, WA, United States: International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2242883

  • Liang, Xiaowen, Wang, Haolu, Liu, Xin and Roberts, Michael (2017). Quantitative optical imaging of paracetamol-induced metabolism changes in the liver. SPIE BioPhotonics Australasia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 17 - 19 October 2016. Bellingham, WA, United States: International Society for Optical Engineering. doi: 10.1117/12.2242962

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