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Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews


Professor Liu

Department of Molecular Biophysics and Bioche, New York University, United States

Professor Liu

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Chuan-Ju Liu

Dr Liu was awarded a Ph.D. in 1996 from Shandong University and Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, and received a three-year postdoctoral training in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Dr. Liu held a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor from Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology at New York University School of Medicine since July of 2002, and was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2007 and 2013, respectively.

The first focus of his current research is to investigate the roles of cytokines and ADAMTS (A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with ThromboSpondin motifs) metalloproteinases in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, with the hope to increase our ability to monitor the biological and physical properties of cartilage extracellular matrix and ultimately to develop effective therapeutic strategies for arthritis, and the second focus is to investigate the roles of growth factors and extracellular matrix proteins in skeletal development, with the goal of understanding the molecular events involved.

Overall, Dr. Liu has published approximately 100 scientific papers in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Science, EMBO Journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, FASEB Journal, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Cell Death and Differentiation, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Liu is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research's Harold M. Frost Award, the Arthritis Foundation's Dorothy W. Goldstein Award, the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Innovative Research Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation.


Editorial Board

Ernest Choy, Professor, Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research, Division of Infection and Immunity, Director of Arthritis Research UK CREATE Centre and Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN), Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK

Bruce N. Cronstein, Professor and Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Daniel E. Furst, Carl M Pearson Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine and Rheumatology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Professor Tamer A Gheita, MD, Professor of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.

Ali Gur, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Turkey

Tsuyoshi Kasama, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University Scool of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Tun-hing Lui, Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, North District Hospital, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong

Charles J. Malemud, Professor of Medicine and Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Shigeki Momohara, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Institute of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Hee-Jeong Im Sampen, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Paul P. Tak, Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dietlind L. Wahner-Roedler, Professor, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Judith A. Whittum-Hudson, Professor Emerita, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

John B. Winfield, Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Arthritis Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Dongsheng Zhou, Shandong Provincial Orthopaedic Hospital, People's Republic of China