Gang Liu, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Medicine


B.S.,Department of Biology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 1989
M.S., Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1995
Ph.D.,Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1999

Contact Information

Office: E645
Phone:  617-358-7257

Research Interests

Translational research in the area of lung diseases using genomic technologies, such as next generation sequencing, microarray analysis, etc.

Selected Publications

Vasilescu, D.M., Phillion, A.B., Tanabe, N., Kinose, D., Paige, D.F., Kantrowitz, J.J., Liu, G., Liu, H., Fishbane, N., Verleden, S.E., Vanaudenaerde, B.M., Lenburg, M., Stevenson, C.S., Spira, A., Cooper, J.D., Hackett, T.L., Hogg, J.C.. 2017. Nondestructive cryomicro-CT imaging enables structural and molecular analysis of human lung tissue. J Appl Physiol. 122(1):161-169.

Perez-Rogers, J.F., Gerrein, J., Anderlind, C., Liu, G., Zhang, S., Alekseyev, Y., Smith, K.P., Whitney, D., Johnson, E.W., Elashoff, D.A., Dubinett, S.M., Brody, J., Spira, A., Lenburg, M.E.; AEGIS Study Team. 2017. Shared Gene Expression Alterations in Nasal and Bronchial Epithelium for Lung Cancer Detection. J Natl Cancer Inst. 109(7).

Beane, J., Mazzilli, S.A., Tassinari, A.M., Liu, G., Zhang, X., Liu, H., Dy Buncio, A., Dhillon, S.S., Platero, S.J., Lenburg, M.E., Reid, M.E., Lam, S., Spira, A.E. 2017. Detecting the Presence and Progression of Premalignant Lung Lesions via Airway Gene Expression. Clin Cancer Res. 23(17):5091-5100.

Pavel, A.B., Campbell, J.D., Liu, G., Elashoff, D., Dubinett, S., Smith, K., Whitney, D., Lenburg, M.E., Spira, A.; AEGIS Study Team. 2017. Alterations in Bronchial Airway miRNA Expression for Lung Cancer Detection. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 10(11):651-659.

Pine, P. S., Lund, S.P., Parsons, J.R., Vang, L.K., Mahabal, A.A., Cinquini, L., Kelly, S.C., Kincaid, H., Crichton, D.J., Spira, A., Liu, G., Gower, A.C., Pass, H.I., Goparaju, C., Dubinett, S.M., Krysan, K., Stass, S.A., Kukuruga, D., Van Keuren-Jensen, K., Courtright-Lim, A., Thompson, K.L., Rosenzweig, B.A., Sorbara, L., Srivastava, S. and Salit, M.L. 2018. Summarizing performance for genome scale measurement of miRNA: reference samples and metrics. BMC Genomics. 19:180.

Billatos, E., Faiz, A., Gesthalter, Y., LeClerc, A., Alekseyev, Y.O., Xiao, X, Liu, G., Ten Hacken, N.H.T., Heijink, I.H., Timens, W., Brandsma, C.A., Postma, D.S., van den Berge, M., Spira, A., Lenburg, M.E. 2018. Impact of acute exposure to cigarette smoke on airway gene expression. Physiol Genomics. 50(9):705-713.

Faiz, A., Steiling, K., Roffel, M. P., Postma, D. S., Spira, A., Lenburg, M. E., Borggrewe, M., Eijgenraam, T. R., Jonker, M. R., Koppelman, G. H., Pouwels, S. D., Liu, G., Alekseyev, Y. O., Lam, S., Hiemstra, P. S., Sterk, P. J., Timens, W., Brandsma, C-A., Heijink, I. H. & van den Berge, M. 2019. Effect of long-term corticosteroid treatment on microRNA and gene-expression profiles in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Eur Respir J.; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01202-2018.

Reed, E., Moses, E., Xiao, X., Liu, G., Campbell, J., Perdomo, C., Monti, S. 2019. Assessment of a Highly Multiplexed RNA Sequencing Platform and Comparison to Existing High-Throughput Gene Expression Profiling Techniques. Front Genet. 10:150. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00150.

Beane, J.E., Mazzilli, S.A., Campbell, J.D., Duclos, G., Krysan, K., Moy, C., Perdomo, C., Schaffer, M., Liu, G., Zhang, S., Liu, H., Vick, J., Dhillon, S.S., Platero, S.J., Dubinett, S.M., Stevenson, C., Reid, M.E., Lenburg, M.E., Spira, A.E.. 2019. Molecular subtyping reveals immune alterations associated with progression of bronchial premalignant lesions. Nat Commun. 10(1):1856. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09834-2.