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   Dongfang Liu, PHD, MBBS

Associate Professor
Director, Immunoassay Development Program
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

Center for Immunity and Inflammation
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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
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.


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

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