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Yang Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Biography

Yang Liu, PhD, was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology effective August 1, 2022. Dr. Liu received his PhD degree from the University of California Riverside, working in quite a few different fields, including engineering, chemistry, toxicology, and computer science. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale since 2018 working with Dr. Rong Fan in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale. During the Postdoc training, he developed a high spatial resolution multi-omics sequencing technique, named DBiT-seq, which can achieve near single-cell spatial resolution (10 µm) sequencing of RNA and protein on the same tissue section. He also developed Spatial-CITE-seq (High plex spatial epitome sequencing) and DBiT-seq FFPE technology (spatial transcriptome and epitome of banked FFPE samples). Dr. Liu received the SITC-SU2C Convergence Scholar Awards in 2019 and NIH Hubmap Jumpstart award. His Lab in Yale Pathology will focus on development of spatial based omics techniques (Transcriptome, proteome, epigenome, etc..) and the application of spatial omics techniques to study tumor microenvironments, neurological disease, heart and vascular disease, development and microbiome.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of California, Riverside, Environmental Toxicology (2017)
  • MS
    University of California, Riverside, Computer Science (2017)
  • MS
    Chinese Academy of Science, Analytical Chemistry (2011)
  • BS
    Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Computer Science (2008)
  • BE
    Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Environmental Engineering (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The HuBMAP Jump Start AwardNIH2021
SITC-SU2C Convergence Scholar AwardsSITC-SU2C2019