I am interested in all aspects in general surgical pathology with major focus on medical renal and genitourinary pathology. I also have special interest in immunology and molecular pathology. Due to my previous long years research training, I would like to continue the endeavor in research directed to address clinical related questions and disease mechanisms.
Education and Training:
Fellow, Surgical Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine (2015)
Residency, Pathology, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
Senior research Associate, Immunology, University of Pittsburgh (2008)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
PhD, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Univeristy of Pennsylvania (1999)
MD, Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center) (1992)
Awards and Honors:
NIH Training Grant (2005)
NIH Training Grant (2003)
Howard Hughes Institute fellowship (2001)
Full scholarship from University of Pennsylvania Gratuate Biological Studies (1999)
Lu B, Chen L, Liu L, Zhu Y, Wu C, Jing J, Zhang X. USCAP 2012 poster) Lu B, Chen L, Liu L, Zhu Y, Wu C, Jiang J, Zhang X. T-cell-mediated tumor immune surveillance and expression of B7 co-inhibitory molecules in cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Immunol Res.. 2011; 50(2-3).
Zhu Y, Ju S, Chen E, Dai S, Li C, Morel P, Liu L, Zhang X, Lu B. T-bet and eomesodermin are required for T cell-mediated antitumor immune responses. J Immunol.. 2010; 15(185).
Ju S, Zhu Y, Liu L, Dai S, Li C, Chen E, He Y, Zhang X, Lu B. Gadd45b and Gadd45g are important for anti-tumor immune responses. Eur J Immunol. 2009; 39(11).
Gonzalez-Garcia I, Zhao, Y, Ju, S, Gu, Q, Liu L, Kolls, JK, Lu, B. IL-17 signaling-independent central nervous system autoimmunity is negatively regulated by TGF-beta. J Immunol.. 2006; 1(182).
Liu L. Gadd45 beta and Gadd45 gamma are critical for regulating autoimmunity. J Exp Med.. 2005; 21(10).
N. Barlev, Liu L, NH. Chehab, T. Halazonetis, S.L. Berger. Acetylation of p53 at 320 activates transcription through recruitment of coactivators/histone acetyltransferases. Mol. Cell. 2001; 8(6).