Liang Liu, PhD
Mary Kay Symposium
Antioxidants: A Key Approach to Combat the Effects of PAH Pollution on Human Skin
Dr. Liu has a long-standing research interest in studying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying gene-environment interactions during normal development and disease pathogenesis. He obtained his PhD in developmental biology and molecular genetics from Uppsala University in Sweden, followed by a Postdoc Fellowship and subsequent Research Assistant Professorship in cancer biology and aging research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2010, Dr. Liu joined Dr. Christiano’s lab at Columbia University to pursue advanced training in skin biology. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University in 2015. His current research focuses on elucidating the molecular pathways underlying the adverse effects of environmental agents such as UV irradiation and air pollution on skin health. Dr. Liu’s research has been recognized and funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, and the American Skin Association.