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Qi Hao, Ph.D

Associate Director, Protein Sciences

Qi conducts protein biochemistry and structural biology studies to support Calico’s aging and oncology programs.


Qi leads Calico’s Protein Sciences Group, which applies new technologies to advance the understanding of proteins – their structure, function, and the interactions between them. Her work contributes to drug development and research programs in the company.

Qi’s career in science began as a Ph.D. student at Tsinghua University in Nieng Yan’s lab, studying plant hormone signaling pathways and apoptosis. From there, she performed protein biochemical and biophysical studies for microtubule association protein complexes as a visiting scholar in Tarun Kapoor’s lab at Rockefeller University. She went on to complete a postdoc in the Gunter Blobel lab, where she used electron microscopy to study the transmembrane protein complex within the nuclear pore complex.

  • Postdoc, Laboratory of Gunter Blobel, Rockefeller University
  • Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Tsinghua University
  • Ph.D. visiting student in Cell Biology, Rockefeller University
  • B.S. in Biology, Minzu University