Xinran Nick Liu MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Cell Biology; Director of Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCell Biology: Center for Cellular and Molecular Imaging: Electron Microscopy

Research Interests

Electron microscopy; Biological image analysis; Electron tomography; Synapse ultrastructure; Neuroscience more...


  • M.D., Shanghai Second Military Medical University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Nagoya University School of medcicine, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Membrane adhesion dictates Golgi stacking and cisternal morphology. Lee I, Tiwari N, Dunlop MH, Graham M, Liu X, Rothman JE. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 4;111(5):1849-54. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323895111. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
  • A dynamin 1-, dynamin 3- and clathrin-independent pathway of synaptic vesicle recycling mediated by bulk endocytosis. Wu Y, O'Toole ET, Girard M, Ritter B, Messa M, Liu X, McPherson PS, Ferguson SM, De Camilli P. Elife. 2014 Jun 24;3:e01621. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01621.



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