Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Liang Ge pursued his PhD in the lab of Dr Bao-Liang Song at the Institutes of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he studied the molecular mechanisms of cholesterol absorption. In 2011 he moved to California for a postdoc and later a research specialist position with Randy Schekman at the University of California, Berkeley. There, he discovered key roles for LC3 lipidation and the ER–Golgi intermediate compartment in autophagosome biogenesis. Liang established his group in the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University at the end of 2017.