I am an AP/CP board certified pathologist with a focus on medical renal and genitourinary pathology. Additionally, my previous research experience continuously calls forth my passion in the immunologic and molecular aspects in the kidney related autoimmune diseases and tumors.
Education and Training:
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine (2015)
Residency, Pathology, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
Postdoctoral fellow, Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
PhD, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Univeristy of Pennsylvania (1999)
MD, Medicine, Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center) (1992)
Clinical assistant professor, Pathology and Anatomical Science, New York State University at Buffalo (2015-present)
Senior research associate, University of Pittsburgh (2003–2008)
Lu B, Chen L, Liu L, Zhu Y, Wu C, Jiang J, Zhang X. (2011) T-cell-mediated tumor immune surveillance and expression of B7 co-inhibitory molecules in cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Immunol Res. (Aug), 2-3(50): 269-275.
Zhu Y, Ju S, Chen E, Dai S, Li C, Morel P, Liu L, Zhang X, Lu B. (2010) T-bet and eomesodermin are required for T cell-mediated antitumor immune responses. J Immunol. (Sep), 6(185): 3174-83.
Ju S, Zhu Y, Liu L, Dai S, Li C, Chen E, He Y, Zhang X, Lu B. (2009) Gadd45b and Gadd45g are important for anti-tumor immune responses. Eur J Immunol. (Nov), 11(39): 3010-8.
Gonzalez-García I, Zhao Y, Ju S, Gu Q, Liu L, Kolls JK, Lu B. (2009) IL-17 signaling-independent central nervous system autoimmunity is negatively regulated by TGF-beta. J Immunol. (Mar), 5(182): 2665-71.
Liu L*, Tran E*, Zhao Y, Huang Y, Flavell R, Lu B. (*These authors contributed equally to this work). (2005) Gadd45 beta and Gadd45 gamma are critical for regulating autoimmunity. J Exp Med (Oct), 10(202): 1341-7.
N. Barlev, Liu L, NH. Chehab, T. Halazonetis, S.L. Berger. (2001) Acetylation of p53 at 320 activates transcription through recruitment of coactivators/histone acetyltransferases. Mol. Cell (Jan), 8(6): 1243-1254.
N. Barlev, V. Poltoratsky, T. Owen-Hughes, C. Ying, L. Liu, J. Workman and S. L. Berger. (1998) Regulation of GCN5 histone acetyltransferase activity via bromodomain-mediated binding and phosphorylation by the Ku/DNA-PK complex. Mol. Cell. Biol. (Sep), 18: 1349-58.
Lin Liu, Guang Yu, Qi Bian. (2021) Primary Thrombotic Microangiopathy. In: Clinical Renal Pathology. People's Medical Publishing House, 506-15.
Lin Liu, Xinjin (Joseph) Zhou. (2021) Chapter 1: History of Renal Pathology. In: Clinical Renal Pathology. People's Medical Publishing House, 1-7.
Liang Ding, Brian Murray, John Tomaszewski, Lin Liu. (2021) Identification of Lupus Podocytopathy with Coexistent Glomerular Diseases – A Case Report. ASCP. Virtual, (Oct), (3434963) Poster
Shauna Tarsi, Lin Liu, Wayne R. Waz, Xiaoyan Wu. (2020) Complete renal recovery in patient with anuria AKI of 72 hours with Hypertensive Encephalopathy: A case report of APSGN. ESPR. (Sep) Poster
Rabheh Aziz, Lin Liu, Shauna Tarsi, Wayne R. Waz, Xiaoyan Wu. (2020) Complete renal recovery in patient with a rare kidney disease: A case report of C3GN. ESPR. Virtual, (Mar) Poster
Mareena Zachariah, Cindy Yip, Diping Wang, Indika Mallawaarachchi, Alok Dweivedi, Sunil Patel, Aijaz Gundroo, John Tomaszewski, Liu Lin, and Chang Shirley. (2017) Correlation Of Donor Clinical And Histopathological Characteristics With Graft Function In Kidney Transplant Recipients. ATC. Chicago, Illinois (Apr) Poster
Gouri C. Scheurmann, Lin Liu, Kendall Franz, Shauna Tarsi, Wayne R. Waz, Rabheh Aziz, Ewa Elenberg, Xiaoyan Wu. (1900) Renal involvement and its treatment in pediatric patients with PR3 ANCA positive granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). ESPR. virtual, (Jan) Poster
Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Xiaoyan Wu, Rabheh A. Aziz, Rong Deng, Lin Liu, Shauna Tarsi, Wayne R. Waz. (2021) Complete renal recovery in pediatric patient with C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN): A case report. Case Rep Nephrol Dial (Oct), 11(2021): 261-269.
Liu, Lin, Murray, Brian, Tomaszewski, John E. (2021) Lupus Podocytopathy Superimposed on Diabetic Glomerulosclerosis: A Case Report and Literature Review. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Sep 17; 100(37): e27077. (Sep) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000027077
Bei Yang, MD, PhD;1 Romesh Kohli, MD;2 John E Tomaszewski, MD;1 Lin Liu, MD, PhD1*. (2022) Scedosporiosis Transmission from Near-Drowning Donor to Kidney Recipient: A Case Report and Literature Review. North American Journal of Medicine and Science (Dec), 15(1): 13 - 16. doi:10.7156/najms.2022.1501013
Elizabeth Mancuso, Isabel Armendi, David Krasinski, Lin Liu, Shauna Tarsi, Wayne R. Waz, Rabheh Abdul -Aziz, Ewa Elenberg and Xiaoyan Wu. (2021) Renal involvement and its treatment in pediatric patients with PR3 ANCA positive granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA): case report and review of literature. Cureus. 2021 Sep; 13(9): e18197. (Sep)
ISUP; regular member (2021–present)
American Society of Nephrology; Member (2019–present)
Chinese and American Pathologists Association; Member (2017–present)
Western New York Society of Pathologists; Member (2015–present)
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; Member (2010–present)
College of American Pathologists; Member (2008–present)
Western New York Society of Pathologists; Board member (2022–present)
helper; WNY Help Fight Hunger (2021–present)
Cureus Journal of Medical Science; Guest reviewer (2021–present)
QA review (2019–present)
providing regular help with neighborhood adopted special need children (2018–present)
North American Journal of Medicine and Science; Editor and invited reviewer (2016–present)