Yan Liu, PhD
Children's National Medical Center
Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR)
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010-2970
Education & Training
|Institution & Location
||Field of Study
|Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China
|Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, China
|Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China
Dr. Liu attended Liaoning Normal University in China, where she graduated with a BS degree in Organic Chemistry in July 1984. Dr. Liu received a Master’s degree in Pharmacology from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in China in July 1989, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Dalian Medical University in July 1992. Dr. Liu received special training in Molecular Cell Biology and Gene Engineering in the Department of Laboratory and Molecular Medicine at Kagoshima University in Japan. From February 2001 to June 2006, Dr. Liu continued her studies in Molecular Cell Biology as a Postdoctoral Fellow and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the College of Medicine and Public Health, Ohio State University. Dr. Liu became a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School in July 2006. She joined the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center in December 2012.
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on gene dysfunction-caused neuronal diseases including refractory progressive epilepsy, neurodegenerative aging, glycogen metabolic abnormality, and medulloblastoma. She is currently interested in the underlying molecular mechanisms of, and distinctive markers for, refractory epilepsy and the uncontrolled proliferation of medulloblastoma. She is developing drugs to efficiently inhibit the proliferation of brain tumors. She is mainly working on four stress-resistant proteins (hypoxia-inducing factor 1α, heat shock factor 1, Laforin and Malin), and an E3 ligase Fbxo30. The goal is to develop novel, rational therapies to treat these diseases in clinical settings.
View a partial list of publications for Yan Liu, PhD through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
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