Guiliang Tang

Guiliang Tang


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  • Professor, Biological Sciences
  • PhD, Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel, 2001
  • Post-Doctor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA 01655


One Fast-Track/Accelerated (One Additional Year from Campus Undergraduate) MS Graduate Student in MicroRNAs is Needed to Do Research on Computational (No Wet Experiments) MicroRNA Evolution. For Details Please Check: Accelerated MS Program. Interested Students with an Objective to Publish a Review or Research Paper Please Contact Dr. Guiliang Tang.


Dr. Tang conducted his graduate research on the catabolic pathway of the essential amino acid lysine in the laboratory of Dr. Gad Galili at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Israel. He then moved to the laboratory of Dr. Phillip D. Zamore at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for his post-doctoral research on plant RNA interference (RNAi) and microRNA (miRNA) pathways. He established his independent Gene Suppression Laboratory at the University of Kentucky (UK) and became a tenured Associate Professor there.

In October 2011, he moved from UK to Michigan Technological University (MTU) after a visit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) for a family reunion and enjoying the first winter time outdoor activities with his wife and kids. In May 2016, he became a full Professor at Michigan Tech.


  • Gene Silencing
  • RNA Interference (RNAi)
  • MicroRNA (miRNA) and miRNA Eveolution
  • RNA Silencing in Plant Germ Extract and Drosophila Embryo Lysate.
  • Fungal RNAi and microRNA
  • MicroRNA Technologies: Small Tandem Target mimic (STTM) and MicroRNA Array
  • Plant Electrophysiology in Plant microRNA STTM lines and Venus flytrap.