Dr. Liu joins the Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty in the Fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Lanzhou University (China; 1999) and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky (2004). She completed a postdoc fellowship in Institute of Pediatric Clinical Research, Division of Hematology and Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California (2007).
Chemotherapy is an important approach in the treatment of human cancer. Many conventional anticancer drugs do not discriminate between cancerous and normal cell types and were consequently accompanied by dose limiting toxic side effect. Our main research interest is to develop molecularly targeted nanocarrier systems such as nanoparticles and conjugates to improve tumor drug delivery while avoiding healthy cells.