Hao completed his honours at UQ in 2019, achieving a Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. During his honours, he investigated the therapeutic potential of ghrelin mimetics in mouse models of MND. In 2020, he commenced his PhD at the AIBN, where he is now expanding his investigations into ghrelin mimetics in MND. In particular, he is interested in the cellular mechanisms through which ghrelin mimetics exert beneficial effects.