Jiahao's research goal is twofold: to uncover how the ultrastructure of synapses modulate neurotransmitter release and to understand the structural basis of pathogenic β-amyloid processing in Alzheimer's disease.
Jiahao earned a B.S. in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and thereafter, worked at the University of California, San Francisco. There his research focused on building yeast-display antibody libraries and using those tools to study the Hedgehog signaling pathway.
Jiahao's research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, Jiahao helped co-establish the Bay Area, CA chapter of Nucleate, a non-profit student ran organization focused on facilitating life science company formation.