Associate professor Department of Biology

Dr. LIU has focused on teleost biology research that includes developmental and molecular genetics (zebrafish and medaka), molecular endocrinology (salmons) studies, and transgenesis (cyprinid fish) and genome editing (zebrafish) techniques. Starting from my postdoctoral training, we have used zebrafish to study how mechanosensory hair cells develop and regenerate upon damage; and to model human diseases for drug screening purpose. We have also used C. elegans to develop and test new ways to study functions of non-coding RNAs and a relationship between germ cells and somatic sex development.

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Research

Our team has been engaged in the comparison of the development / regeneration mechanism of the peripheral nervous system of zebrafish for a long time. In recent years, we have also carried out the modeling work of human diseases. By means of cytology, molecular genetics, neurobiology and behavioral science, we have established a variety of zebrafish models related to the imbalance of inner ear and the development disorder of central nervous system Disease and treatment mechanism.


Teaching

《Model biology and developmental biology》

《Principles of animal morphogenesis》


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1.Sun P, Zhang Y, Zhao F, Wu J-P, Pun SH, Peng C, Du M, Vai MI, Liu D*, Chen F*. (2018). An Assay for Systematically Quantifying the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex to Assess Vestibular Function in Zebrafish Larvae. Front Cell Neurosci, doi:10.3389/fncel.2018.00257

2.Zhang J, Zhang T, Yu L, Ruan Q, Yin L, Liu D, Zhang H, Bai P, Ren Z. (2018). Effects of ovarian reserve and hormone therapy on hearing in premenopausal and postmenopausal women: A cross-sectional study. Maturitas, 111: 77-81

3.Li X, Song G, Zhao Y, Zhao F, Liu C, Liu D*, Li Q*, Cui Z*. (2018). Claudin7b is required for the formation and function of inner ear in zebrafish. J Cell Physiol, 233(4): 3195-3206. doi: 10.1002/jcp.26162

4.Yang L, Chang S, Lu Q, Zhang Y, Wu Z, Sun X, Cao Q, Qian Y, Jia T, Xu B, Duan Q, Li Y., Zhang K, Schumann G, Liu D*, Wang J*, Wang Y*, Lu L. (2018). A new locus regulating MICALL2 expression was identified for association with executive inhibition in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Mol Psychiatry, 23:1014-1020. doi:10.1038/mp.2017.74

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Contact Address

Room 326, Biology Hall Southern University of Science and Technology 1088 Xili Xueyuan Road, Nanshan District Shenzhen, 518055

Office Phone

0755-88018487

Email

liud@sustc.edu.cn

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