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Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Biomedical Optical Imaging Laboratory (BOIL)
University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Email: liuy_at_pitt.edu
Phone: (412) 623-3751
Fax: (412) 623-7828

Hillman Cancer Center 2.32
5117 Centre Ave
Pittsuburgh, PA



B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 1999
M.S., Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering (Biomedical Optics), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2006

Other Professional Experience

2007-2008         Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ                        Senior Scientist
2006-2007         Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ                        Postdoctoral Scientist

Research Interests

Our research is in the interdisciplinary field of optical imaging, microscopy and image processing techniques for high-throughput and nanoscale characterization at a sub-cellular level. We are working with a large multidisciplinary team that encompasses expertise in bioengineering, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, cancer biology, pathology, oncology, gastroenterology and surgery at University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The main goal of our research is to translate bench-top imaging technologies into clinical practice and improve patient care.

Our current research interests include:

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