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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Xiangde (Martin) Liu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Biology and Biomechanics Laboratory

402-559-0967

Xiangde (Martin) Liu, MD, PhD
Dr. Liu completed his post-doctoral training in 1998 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center under the mentorship of Stephen I. Rennard. He studied lung tissue injury and repair with a focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, in his early research career (until 2016). Currently, Dr. Liu's focus is on the study of atherosclerosis, especially, the role of chronic inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.

Information

Education
  • Medical School: The 4th Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 1981-1986
  • Resident: Internal Medicine, The General Hospital Shenyang Military District, China, 1986-1989
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary, Internal Medicine, The General Hospital Shenyang Military District, China, 1989-1992
  • PhD: The 4th Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 1992-1995
Research
Using an in vitro model of tissue culture, to study tissue injury and repair. Currently, using 3D co-culture of human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (HCASMCs), human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs), and monocytes, to study the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and to screen potential preventive and therapeutic drugs for atherosclerosis.