Department of Medicine


   Dongfang Liu, PHD, MBBS

ASSOC PROF-TE-DIR
Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

 


Overview

Dongfang Liu, PhD recently joined the Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine
and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation as an Associate Professor. In 2012, Dr. Liu was
recruited to Baylor College of Medicine as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of
Pediatrics and Department of Pathology & Immunology, before joining Houston Methodist Hospital (a
teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College) as an assistant professor in 2015. In
2018, Dr. Liu was promoted to an Associate Professor in Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Liu
did his postdoctoral training on natural killer (NK) cells at the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2005 to 2011. After completing
the postdoctoral training, he joined Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in 2011 as a senior
research scientist, where he worked on HIV-specific CTL dysfunction with a focus on PD-1 in HIV-
specific CTLs. His current research is primarily focused on the immunobiology of chimeric
antigen receptor (CAR) T and NK cells, immunoreceptors, CAR immunotherapy, and HIV-specific CTLs
in chronic HIV and its related malignancies, with a focus on immunological synapse biology and its
clinical applications. His research is supported by several NIH grants, including an R01 and three
R21 grants.

Education

PHD, 2005, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China
MBBS, 2001, Wuhan University School of Medicine, Hubei, China

Curriculum Vitae

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Languages

Chinese