Dr Xiaowen Liang


Research Officer


About me

Xiaowen Liang is a research officer at the University of Queensland. She received her PhD from the University of Queensland in 2015. Her research interests involve pharmacokinetics and toxicity of nanoparticles, pharmacokinetic modelling, and intravital imaging.


1. Xiaowen Liang, Haolu Wang, Jeffrey E. Grice et al. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for long-circulating nanoparticles. Nano Letters 2016, 16 (2): 939–945.

2. Xiaowen Liang, Haolu Wang, Yian Zhu et al. Short- and long-term tracking of anionic ultra-small nanoparticles in kidney. ACS Nano 2016, 10 (1): 387–395.

3. Xiaowen Liang, Jeffrey E. Grice, Yian Zhu, et al. Intravital multiphoton imaging of the selective uptake of water-dispersible quantum dots into sinusoidal liver cells. Small 2014, 11(14): 1711-1720.

4. Xiaowen Liang, Zhi Ping Xu, Jeffrey E. Grice, et al. Penetration of nanoparticles into human skin. Current Pharmaceutical Design 2013, 19(35): 6353-6366.

5. Haolu Wang,* Xiaowen Liang* (co-first author), Zhi Ping Xu, et al. A physiologically based kinetic model for elucidating the in vivo distribution of administered mesenchymal stem cells. Scientific Reports 2016, 6: 22293.

6. Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, Germain Gravot, et al. Visualizing liver anatomy, physiology and pharmacology using multiphoton microscopy. Journal of Biophotonics 2016 (Epub ahead of print).

7. Haolu Wang,* Xiaowen Liang* (co-first author), Yousuf H. Mohammed, et al. Real-time histology in liver disease using multiphoton microscopy with fluorescence lifetime imaging. Biomedical Optics Express 2015, 6 (3): 780-792.

8. Haolu Wang, Camilla A. Thorling, Xiaowen Liang, et al. Diagnostic imaging and therapeutic application of nanoparticles targeting to the liver. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2015, 3: 939-958.

9. Yue Jin, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, et al. Pathological and prognostic significance of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha expression in epithelial ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis. Tumor Biology 2014, 35 (8): 8149-8159 

10. Yue Jin, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, et al. Clinicopathological characteristics of gynecological cancer associated with hypoxia-inducible factor 1α expression: a meta-analysis including 6,612 subjects. PLOS ONE 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127229.

11. Linhua Yang, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, et al: Bacteria in hernia sac: an important risk fact for surgical site infection after incarcerated hernia repair. Hernia 2015, 19:279-283

12. Hui Wang, Haolu Wang, Xiaowen Liang, et al: Evaluation of the POSSUM, P-POSSUM and E-PASS scores in surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. World J Surg Oncol 2014, 12: 191-198.

Research fields

Nanomedicine, liver cancer, advanced imaging