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Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang

ARC DECRA Fellow, The University of Queensland

"Can you make broccoli taste like Cheetos?" My hairdresser asked when I told her I am doing research on human taste. "One day" I replied.

As a researcher with passion for chemosensory genetics, I believe human perception of taste and smell have an undeniable impact on health and this relationship is evolutionarily programmed in our genes.

My goal is to solve puzzles and bring sciences from lab to everyday life.


  • 2024–present
    ARC DECRA fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2021–2023
    Research fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2018–2020
    Postdoctoral research fellow , The University of Queensland
  • 2014–2017
    PhD Researcher, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • 2012–2013
    Graduate research assistant, University of Washington
  • 2010–2012
    Senior research technician, Monell Chemical Senses Center


    University of Queensland , PhD in Genetic Epidemiology
    University of Washington , MS in Nutritional Sciences
    University of Pennsylvania , MB in Biotechnology
    National Taiwan University , BS in Biochemistry

Professional Memberships

  • National Committee for Nutrition, Australian Academy of Science