Sophia Liao, MS, Senior Research Assistant
Sophia earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Medical Science from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and joined the Gene Therapy Research Unit at the Children’s Medical Research Institute as a research assistant at the end of her studies. Her work with the unit involved using viral vectors such as Lentivirus and Adeno-associated virus (AAV) to develop disease treatments for the liver and haematopoietic system. In 2018, Sophia joined TVG where she studies AAV vector biology and interactions between AAV and human liver. When she’s not doing science in the lab, she spends time making ceramic cups and plates on her potter’s wheel.