Dr Daniel Hwang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
d.hwang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 37976

Overview

Research Interests

  • Assessing health impacts of diet using large-scale genetic data
  • Genetics of human taste perception
  • Alteration in taste perception in cancer
  • Precision nutrition

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science, University of Washington

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This project will use summary statistics from today's largest genome-wide association studies and a Mendelian randomization desgin to investigate potential causal relationships between dietary intake, blood micronutrient concentrations, BMI and bone density. It is an extension to a prior study conducted by our group (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27215616).

  • This project will use a statistical genetics method developed by our group (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31335958) to assess whether changing maternal dietary intake (e.g., increasing protein intake) during pregnancy could influence offspring birth weight.

  • This project will assess the influence of the genetic predisposed "supertaster" status on cancer pateints' dietary intake after chemo-/radiotherapy.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Evans, David, Warrington, Nicole, Partida, Gabriel Cuellar and Hwang, Daniel (2019). Using Mendelian randomization to estimate the causal effect of maternal (intrauterine) exposures on late onset offspring outcomes. In: 49th Annual Meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association (BGA), Stockholm, Sweden, (491-491). 26-29 June, 2019. doi:10.1007/s10519-019-09973-8

  • Long, Elizabeth, Ong, Jue-Sheng, Hwang, Liang-Dar, Savage, Jeanne E., Edwards, Alexis, Prom-Wormley, Elizabeth, Salvatore, Jessica E., Kendler, Kenneth S., Vassileva, Jasmin and Gillespie, Nathan A. (2018). F271. The Moderating Roles of Parental Monitoring and Peer Group Deviance on Polygenic Risk for Alcohol Use Across Adolescence. In: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, United States, (S344-S344). 10-12 May 2018. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.885

  • Hwang, Liang-Dar, Gharahkhani, Puya, Zhu, Gu, Gordon, Scott D., Breslin, Paul A. S., Martin, Nicholas G., Reed, Danielle R. and Wright, Margaret J. (2018). Replication and discovery of genetic variants influencing human bitter taste perception. In: 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Bonita Springs, FL, United States, (E105-E106). 26 - 29 April 2017. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjy003

  • Hwang, Liang-Dar, Breslin, Paul A., Reed, Danielle R., Zhu, Gu, Martin, Nicholas G. and Wright, Margaret J. (2016). Is the Association between Sweet and Bitter Perception due to Genetics?. In: Chemical Senses. 38th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Chemoreception-Sciences (AChemS), Bonita Springs Fl, (E59-E60). Apr 20-23, 2016.

  • Hwang, Liang-Dar, Reed, Danielle, Breslin, Paul, Zhu, Gu, Martin, Nicholas and Wright, Margaret (2016). GWAS of bitter taste perception in Australian adolescents. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the Behavior-Genetics-Association, Brisbane Australia, (788-789). 20-23 June 2016.

  • Mennella, Julie A., Lowenthal, Elizabeth D., Mathew, Phoebe, Roberts, Kristi, Mansfield, Corrine, Hwang, Liang-Dar, Lin, Cailu and Reed, Danielle R. (2016). The Molecular Basis of Individual Differences in the Taste of an HIV Treatment Drug. In: 38th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Chemoreception-Sciences (AChemS), Bonita Springs, Fl United States, (E96-E96). 20-23 April 2016.

  • Reed, Danielle R., Lipchock, Sarah V., Evans, Emily, Mansfield, Corrine, Hwang, Liang-Dar, Spielman, Andrew and Mennella, Julie A. (2015). Epigenetics of the human TAS2R38 gene. In: 37th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Chemoreception-Sciences (AChemS), Bonita Spring, FL, United States, (539-540). 22-25 April 2015. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjv029

  • Hwang, Liang-Dar, Zhu, Gu, Wright, Margaret J., Martin, Nicholas G., Reed, Danielle R. and Breslin, Paul A. S. (2015). Genetic Modeling of Human Intensity Ratings of Four Sweeteners. In: Abstracts - Australasian Association for ChemoSensory Science (AACSS) Conference. 15th Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Association for ChemoSensory Science (AACSS), Brisbane, QLD Australia, (358-358). 03-05 December 2014. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjv008

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project will use summary statistics from today's largest genome-wide association studies and a Mendelian randomization desgin to investigate potential causal relationships between dietary intake, blood micronutrient concentrations, BMI and bone density. It is an extension to a prior study conducted by our group (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27215616).

  • This project will use a statistical genetics method developed by our group (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31335958) to assess whether changing maternal dietary intake (e.g., increasing protein intake) during pregnancy could influence offspring birth weight.

  • This project will assess the influence of the genetic predisposed "supertaster" status on cancer pateints' dietary intake after chemo-/radiotherapy.