BSc and MSc (Pharmacology): Shanghai Medical University (Fudan University), China
PhD (Pharmacology): Monash University, Australia
A/Prof Liu’s research aims at uncovering the causes of and developing therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases and urinary bladder diseases. A/Prof Liu has more than 20 years research experience in inflammatory bowel disease, slow transit constipation, diverticular disease and irritable bowel syndrome. In recent years, her research interests have expanded to include the bladder urothelium function, overactive bladder and bladder inflammation.
Neurochemicals and receptors in the regulation of gastrointestinal function. Role of neuropeptides in gut inflammation; Interactions between prostaglandins and human enteric nervous system; Vanilloid receptors in human bladder: relevance to urge incontinence.
Broad Research Areas:
Pharmacology, neuroscience, gastrointestinal Diseases and treatments, urinary bladder diseases and treatment, inflammation, Cell Biology and Gene Regulation
BSc MSc Shanghai, PhD Monash
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), Member of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)., Member of the Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS), Member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)
Specific Research Keywords:
Enteric nervous system, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal motility, bladder urothelium, detrusor muscle pharmacology, bladder inflammation models, G-protein coupled receptors, ion channels, receptor signalling, autonomic nervous system