Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Huiping Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology; Feinberg School of Medicine

Huiping Liu, MD, PhD

Research Program

Email

huiping.liu( at )northwestern.edu

Cancer-Focused Research

The Liu lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells (CSCs) and metastasis through four ongoing interactive basic and translational research projects: (1) to understand CSCs in metastasis using cutting-edge single cell sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technologies; (2) to image CSC behavior and interactions with immune cells during metastasis using bioluminescence imaging and intravital imaging systems; (3) to target CSCs with novel therapeutics delivered by exosomes and nanoparticles; (4) to develop circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating exosome-based biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and prognosis.