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Chen Liu Laboratory Members

Primary Investigator

  • Primary Investigator

    Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology; Chair, Pathology; Chief, YNHH Pathology

    Dr. Liu is an expert in viral hepatitis, liver cancer immunotherapy, graft-versus-host disease, and cancer epigenetics. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Chief of Pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is also Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology. After obtaining his medical degree at Tong Liao Medical College and completing his postgraduate training at Peking Union Medical College in China, Dr. Liu received his PhD in pathology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, followed by an oncological pathology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. Additionally, he underwent postdoctoral training at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Liu joined the faculty at the University of Florida's Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, where he advanced to the positions of endowed professor and vice chair. In 2015, he was appointed as the joint chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine at New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. He was recruited to Yale in 2020.

Lab Members

  • Research Scientist in Pathology; Operations Manager, YSM Biobank

    Dr. Pham obtained her B.S degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, M.S degree in Applied Biosciences from the University of Arizona, and Ph.D degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the University of Florida. After completing a doctoral study in brain cancer, she received her postdoctoral training from Prof. Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Chair of Yale Pathology Department, an internationally renowned GI/liver pathologist and well-recognized investigator in viral hepatitis, liver cancer immunology, and cancer epigenetics. Before her appointment at the Department of Pathology in 2020, she was an Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pham has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is an active contributor to many government- and industry-funded research projects, as well as a recipient of several awards for her outstanding performance. Dr. Pham's research focuses on cancer metastasis and resistance, precision cancer medicine, drug discovery, and disease modeling for basic and translational research.
  • Associate Research Scientist

    Lei's research interests primarily focus on cancer immunotherapies, particularly CAR-NK therapy, and the development of tumor vaccines. After obtaining his PhD degree at Jilin University, Lei went on his postdoc training at Yale.