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Chuan-Ju Liu, PhD

Charles W. Ohse Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Contact Information

Chuan-Ju Liu, PhD

Office Location

  • Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
    789 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519

Mailing Address

  • Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

    P.O. Box 208071

    New Haven, CT 06520-8071

    United States



Dr. Chuan-Ju Liu holds the position of Charles W. Ohse Professor of Orthopaedics, with tenure in the Traditional Track, and serves as the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a Professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. Before joining Yale, he worked at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine from 2002 to 2023, where he held various positions, including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, and Full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology.

Dr. Liu's primary area of research is centered on critical aspects of musculoskeletal health and disorders, particularly inflammation, age-related changes in joints and bones, and skeletal diseases. His research is primarily dedicated to investigating musculoskeletal, autoimmune, and lysosomal storage diseases, with a particular emphasis on conditions like common osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fracture healing, and rare genetic Gaucher Disease.

Dr. Liu's research contributions have resulted in the publication of approximately 200 peer-reviewed papers in esteemed journals, including Nature and Science. His research has been also recognized by multiple organizations. This includes the Kappa Delta Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ethelmae Haldan Award for Innovative Science in Osteoarthritis Research from Arthritis National Research Foundation, and the Basic Research Award from American College of Rheumatology.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
  • PhD
    Shandong University & Chinese Academy of Science (1996)

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