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Chuan-Ju Liu, PhD

Charles W. Ohse Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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Chuan-Ju Liu, PhD

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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, at Yale University School of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as a Professor for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining Yale, he worked at New York University Grossman School of Medicine from 2002 to 2023, holding 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 Science, J Clin Invest, and PANS. His research has been also recognized by multiple organizations. This includes the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research’s Harold M. Frost Award, 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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