Dr. Yongqing Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 2009, he had gained broad training in general genetics, molecular biology, functional genomics in multiple laboratories and have become a fully independent principle investigator and been affiliated with the James Brown Cancer Center, Birth Defects Center at Louisville since then. He wrote and published multiple important papers related to his current proposal including those in Cell Stem Cell (Liu et al. 2009) on sphere-induced cancer stem cell from Rb mutant MEF, in Stem Cells (Liu et al. 2013) on sphere-induced stem cells from wild-type MEF, and most recently in Stem Cells (Xu et al. 2017) on Müller stem-like cells and in Scientific Reports (Chen et al. 2017) on uveal melanoma cells. He had been supported by an NIH COBRE grant from University of Louisville Birth Defects Center as a junior faculty for the project of sphere-induced stem cells for three years.
His Research Interest are Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition, Mouse Fibroblast and Macrophage-like Cells.