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Quan Liu


Associate Professor

School of Medicine

0755-88018055

Rm 506, No.2 Scienfific Research Building, Southern University of Science and Technology

liuq3@sustc.edu.cn

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

GRADUATE

 1997.9-2002.6      M.D. (2002)    Harbin Medical University, China

 2008.9-2011.12    Ph.D. (2011)    Harbin Medical University, China

 

POSTGRADUATE

2002.7-2005.8    Residency, Surgery

                           The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China

2005.9-2008.8    Clinical Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery

                           The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China

2009.2-2009.8    Clinical heart/lung transplantation observation 

                           Presbyterian Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA

2009.12-2012.3  Visiting Scholar

                           T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2012.3-2014.2   Postdoctoral Associate

                           T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, USA

 

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

 

ACADEMIC

2005.9-2008.8     Teaching Assistant of Surgery, Harbin Medical University, China

2008.9-2018.8     Instructor of Surgery, Harbin Medical University, China

2014.3-2017.4     Research Associate

                            T.E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2017.6-2018.8     Investigator, Laboratory of hard tissue development and regeneration

                           The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

2018.8-present   Associate professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

 

NON-ACADEMIC

2008.9-2017.5  Junior Attending Surgeon, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

                         The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 

              American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 40984716)

              American Society of Transplantation (AST)

              The Transplantation Society (TTS)

              Chinese Society for Immunology (CSI, M200952709S) 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017      Outstanding Young Investigator Award

              The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University

2013      Young Investigator Award

              American Transplantation Congress (ATC)

2012      Poster Award

             Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh

2011     Basic Science Mentee-Mentor Award

             The Transplantation Society (TTS)

2008     Zhao Shijie Award for young scientific professionals

             The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China

2008     Award for scientific and technological advancement

             The Government of Heilongjiang Province, China

2007     Award for scientific and technological advancement

             The Government of Heilongjiang Province, China

2006     Excellent scientific researcher

             The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China

2005     Excellent scientific researcher

             The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, China

 

PUBLICATIONS

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

1.      Liu Q, Rojas-Canales DM, Divito SJ, Shufesky WJ, Stolz DB, Erdos G, Sullivan ML, Gibson GA, Watkins SC, Larregina AT, Morelli AE. Donor dendritic cell-derived exosomes promote allograft-targeting immune response. J Clin Invest. 2016;126:2805-20.

2.      Zhuang Q*, Liu Q*, Divito SJ, Zeng Q, Yatim KM, Hughes AD, Rojas-Canales DM, Nakao A, Shufesky WJ, Williams AL, Humar R, Hoffman RA, Shlomchik WD, Oberbarnscheidt MH, Lakkis FG, Morelli AE. Graft-infiltrating host dendritic cells play a key role in organ transplant rejection. Nat Commun. 2016;7:12623. (*co-first authors)

3.      Liu Q, Wang Y, Nakao A, Zhang W, Gorantla V, Zheng XX. Heart allograft tolerance induced and maintained by vascularized hind-limb transplant in rats. Clin Dev Immunol. 2013; 2013:483856.

4.      Matta BM, Reichenbach DK, Zhang X, Mathews L, Koehn BH, Dwyer GK, Lott JM, Uhl FM, Pfeifer D, Feser CJ, Smith MJ, Liu Q, Zeiser R, Blazar BR, Turnquist HR. Peri-alloHCT IL-33 administration expands recipient T regulatory cells that protect mice against acute GVHD. Blood. 2016;128:427-39.

5.      Reichenbach DK, Schwarze V, Matta BM, Tkachev V, Lieberknecht E, Liu Q, Koehn BH1, Pfeifer D, Taylor PA, Prinz G, Dierbach H, Stickel N, Beck Y, Warncke M, Junt T, Schmitt-Graeff A, Nakae S, Follo M, Wertheimer T, Schwab L, Devlin J, Watkins SC, Duyster J, Ferrara JL, Turnquist HR, Zeiser R, Blazar BR. The IL-33/ST2 axis augments effector T-cell responses during acute GVHD. Blood. 2015;125:3183-92.

6.      Xu J, Jiang Y, Wang J, Shi X, Liu Q, Liu Z, Li Y, Scott MJ, Xiao G, Li S, Fan L, Billiar TR, Wilson MA, Fan J.Macrophage endocytosis of high-mobility group box 1 triggers pyroptosis. Cell Death Differ. 2014;21:1229-39.

7.      Rosborough BR, Raïch-Regué D, Liu Q, Venkataramanan R, Turnquist HR, Thomson AW. Adenosine triphosphate-competitive mTOR inhibitors: a new class of immunosuppressive agents that inhibit allograft rejection. Am J Transplant. 2014;14:2173-80.

8.      Matta BM, Lott JM, Mathews LR, Liu Q, Rosborough BR, Blazar BR, Turnquist HR. IL-33 is an unconventional alarmin that stimulates IL-2 secretion by dendritic cells to selectively expand IL-33R/ST2+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2014;193:4010-20.

9.      Rosborough BR, Mathews LR, Matta BM, Liu Q, Raïch-Regué D, Thomson AW, Turnquist HR.Cutting edge: Flt3 ligand mediates STAT3-independent expansion but STAT3-dependent activation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells. J Immunol. 2014;192:3470-3.

10.  Du Q, Zhang X, Liu Q, Zhang X, Bartels C, Geller DA. Nitric Oxide Production Upregulates Wnt/β-catenin Signaling By Inhibiting Dickkopf-1. Cancer Res. 2013; 73: 6526-37.

11.  Cheng L, Guo H, Qiao X, Liu Q, Nie J, Li J, Wang J, Jiang K. T cell immunohistochemistry refines lung transplant acute rejection diagnosis and grading. Diagn Pathol. 2013;8:16

12.  Turnquist HR, Zhao Z, Rosborough BR, Liu Q, Castellaneta A, Isse K, Wang Z, Lang M, Stolz DB, Zheng XX, Demetris AJ, Liew FY, Wood KJ, Thomson AW. IL-33 expands suppressive CD11b+ Gr-1int and regulatory T cells, including ST2L+ Foxp3+ cells, and mediates regulatory T cell-dependent promotion of cardiac allograft survival. J Immunol. 2011; 187: 4598-610.

       13.  Divito SJ, Wang Z, Shufesky WJ, Liu Q, Tkacheva OA, Montecalvo A, Erdos G, Larregina AT, Morelli AE. Endogenous dendritic cells mediate the        effects of intravenously injected therapeutic immunosuppressive dendritic cells in transplantation. Blood. 2010; 116: 2694-705.

 

REVIEWS

1.      Liu Q, Turnquist HR. Implications for Interleukin-33 in solid organ   transplantation. Cytokine. 2013;62:183-94.

2.      Liu Q, Turnquist HR. Controlling the burn and fueling the fire: defining the role for the alarmin interleukin-33 in alloimmunity. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016;21:45-52.

 

ABSTRACTS

1.      Liu Q, Lott JM, Mathews LR, Li H, Zhu Q, Matta BM, Delgoffe GM, Fan MH, Turnquist HR. IL-33-Driven Innate Tissue-Protective Function of ST2+ Treg Cells. J Immunol. 2016;196 (suppl):51.7.

2.      Liu Q, Mathews L, Lott J, Matta B, Turnquist H. Upregulation of Heart Transplant IL-33 Is Critical in Cardiac Tissue Repair. Am J Transplant. 2015; 15 suppl 3.

3.      Liu Q, Matta B, Delvin, Watkins S, Turnquist H. IL-33 is up-regulated during heart allograft rejection. Am J Transplant. 2014; 14 Supplement 3:295-295.

4.      Rosborough B, Liu Q, Turnquist H, Thomson A. ATP-competitive mTORC1 and 2 inhibitors are a novel class of immunosuppressants that suppress allograft rejection. Am J Transplant. 2013; 13 Supplement 5:292-292.

5.      Liu Q, Rojas-Canales D, Divito S, Shufesky W, Larregina A, Morelli A. Donor-derived dendritic Cells (DC) mobilized from cardiac allografts initiate T-cell allo-recognition through the direct pathway via recipient’s DC. Am J Transplant. 2013; 13 Supplement 5:378-378.

6.      Liu Q, Turnquist H. IL-33 Receptor Expression by Cardiac and Aortic Allografts Limits Immune Infiltration and Development of Vasculopathy. Am J Transplant. 2013; 13 Supplement 5:357-357.

7.      Zhang W, Wang Y, Liu Q, Murase N, Gorantla V, Zheng, XX. Vascularized Bone Marrow in CTA Provides the Unique Biological Opportunity To Promote Stable Mixed Chimerism and Tolerance. Am J Transplant. 2012; 12 Supplement 3:356-356.

8.      Liu Q, Wang Y, Nakao A, Zhang W, Gorantla V, Zheng XX. Heart Allograft Tolerance Induced and Maintained by Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplant. Am J Transplant. 2012; 12 Supplement 3:357-357.

9.      Liu Q, Zhang W, Wang Y, Nakao A, Gorantla V, Zheng XX. Heart allograft tolerance induced and maintained by vascularized bone marrow transplant in a rat model. Circulation. 2011; 124: A1316.

10.    Liu Q, Wang Y, Zhang W, Gorantla V, Zheng XX. An optimal short course of induction and immunosuppression regimen for hind limb allograft tolerance. Am J Transplant. 2011; 11 Supplement 2: 523-524.

11.    Zhang W, Wang Y, Liu Q, Solari M, Murase N, Gorantla V, Zheng, XX. Native vascularized bone marrow microenvironment of limb allografts promotes marrow-derived hematopoietic stem cell engraftment, chimerism and tolerance. Am J Transplant. 2011; 11 Supplement 2: 283-283.

12.    Zhang W, Wang Y, Liu Q, Murase N, Gorantla V, Ildstad ST, Zheng, XX. TGF-beta/Fc synergizes with cyclosporine A, rapamycin and ALS in tolerance induction after composite tissue allotransplantation. Am J Transplant. 2011; 11 Supplement 2: 524-524.

 

GRANT SUPPORT

 

Young investigator grant         01/01/2015-12/31/2017                    

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 81401318)    $3,7000

Title: The role of exosomes in alloantigen presentation and its mechanism

         Role: Principle investigator

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