Yanxia Liu, Ph.D.



2003 - 2008

Ph.D. in Cell Biology

Peking University, Beijing, China


1996 - 2001

B.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China


Qin H, Hejna M, Liu Y, Percharde M, Wossidlo M, Blouin L, Durruthy-Durruthy J, Wong P, Qi Z, Yu J, Qi LS, Sebastiano V, Song JS, Ramalho-Santos M. YAP Induces Human Naïve Pluripotency. Cell Reports. 14: 2301–2312. 2016 Mar 15. 

Yu C*, Liu Y*, Ma T, Xu S, Liu K, Zhang Y, La Russa MF, Xie M, Ding S, Qi LS. Small molecules enhance CRISPR genome editing in pluripotent stem cells. Cell Stem Cell 16, 142-147 (2015). (* co-first author)

Cai J*, Zhao Y*, Liu Y*, Ye F, Song Z, Qin H, Meng S, Chen Y, Zhou R, Song X, Guo Y, Ding M, Deng H. Directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into functional hepatic cells. Hepatology. 45, 1229-39 (2007). (* co-first author)

Liu Y, Song Z, Zhao Y, Qin H, Cai J, Zhang H, Yu T, Jiang S, Wang G, Ding M, Deng H. A novel chemical-defined medium with bFGF and N2B27 supplements supports undifferentiated growth in human embryonic stem cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 46, 131-9 (2006).

Jiang P*, Liu Y*, Yin X, Yuan F, Nie Y, Luo M, Ding M, Deng H. Elicitation of neutralizing antibodies by intranasal administration of recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus expressing human immunodeficiency virus type 1 gp120. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 339, 526-32 (2006). (* co-first author)

Yu C, Liu Y, Miao Z, Yin M, Lu W, Lv Y, Ding M, Deng H. Retinoic acid enhances the generation of hematopoietic progenitors from human embryonic stem cell-derived hemato-vascular precursors. Blood. 116, 4786-4794 (2010).

Cai J, Yu C, Liu Y, Chen S, Guo Y, Yong J, Lu W, Ding M, Deng H. Generation of homogeneous PDX1(+) pancreatic progenitors from human ES cell-derived Y Liu, Curriculum Vitae endoderm cells. J Mol Cell Biol. 2, 50-60 (2010).

Song Z, Cai J, Liu Y, Zhao D, Yong J, Duo S, Song X, Guo Y, Zhao Y, Qin H, Yin X, Wu C, Che J, Lu S, Ding M, Deng H. Efficient generation of hepatocyte-like cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Res.19, 1233-1242 (2009).

Zhao Y, Yin X, Qin H, Zhu F, Liu H, Yang W, Zhang Q, Xiang C, Hou P, Song X, Liu Y, Yong J, Zhang P, Cai J, Liu M, Li H, Li Y, Qu X, Cui K, Zhang W, Xiang T, Wu Y, Zhao Y, Liu C, Yu C, Yuan K, Lou J, Ding M, Deng H. Two Supporting Factors Greatly Improve the Efficiency of Human iPS Cell Generation. Cell Stem Cell 3, 475-479 (2008).

Qin H, Yu T, Qing T, Liu Y, Zhao Y, Cai J, Li J, Song Z, Qu X, Zhou P, Wu J, Ding M, Deng H. Regulation of apoptosis and differentiation by p53 in human embryonic stem cells. J. Biol. Chem.282, 5842-5852 (2007).

Yang X, Deng W, Tong Z, Liu Y, Zhang L, Zhu H, Gao H, Huang L, Liu Y, Ma C, Xu Y, Ding M, Deng H, Qin C. Mice transgenic for human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 provide a model for SARS coronavirus infection. Comp Med. 57, 450-459 (2007).

Luo M, Yuan F, Liu Y, Jiang S, Song X, Jiang P, Yin X, Ding M, Deng H. Induction of neutralizing antibody against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) by immunization with gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER) fused with porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) p15E fragment. Vaccine 24, 435-442 (2006).

Qu X, Hao P, Song X, Jiang S, Liu Y, Wang P, Rao X, Song H, Wang S, Zuo Y, Zheng A, Luo M, Wang H, Deng F, Wang H, Hu Z, Ding M, Zhao G, Deng H. Identification of two critical amino acid residues of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus spike protein for its variation in zoonotic tropism transition via a double substitution strategy. J. Biol. Chem. 280, 29588-29595 (2005).