The Liu Laboratory

Meilian Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Phone: 505-272-4036
Fax: 505-272-6587

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Meilian Lui, PhD
Meilian Liu, PhD, Principal Investigator

Research Focus

Our lab has had a longstanding interest in adipocyte biology, integrative physiology of adipose tissue and adipose inflammation in the context of obesity and diabetes. Our current study mainly focuses on the interaction between adipocyte and a variety of adipose-resident immune cells, adipose thermogenesis, and browning of white adipose tissue. Our research also aims to identify novel adipose-derived hormones/lipids involved in cancerogenesis by altering the tumor microenvironment and immune response. Additional research opportunities include activation of human brown or beige adipocyte and cell-cell communication in human adipose tissue.

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