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Meilian Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-4036

Academic Career

Liu received her MS (2001) and PhD (2004) in biochemistry from Xiangya Medical School, Central South University, China. She completed postdoctoral training in pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2009.

Research Interests

Liu’s research goal is to identify potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of obesity and its related diseases by studying the biology of white and brown adipose tissue. Her current study mainly focuses on the browning of white adipose tissue, adipokine assembly and secretion, and adipokine-mediated communication between adipose tissue and other organs using in vivo, ex vivo, cell culture and in vitro approaches.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Diabetes
  • Chinese American Association of Diabetes