Yiman Liu, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
I am a researcher who studies epigenetic regulation in cancer. The over-arching goal of my research is to understand the molecular mechanism of epigenetic regulators in cancer and develop novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. To achieve this goal, I have acquired systematic training through working in laboratories in both fields. My Ph.D. training was in cancer biology and my postdoctoral training is in chromatin biology. My training requires me to develop refined skills as well as independent thinking ability, and I published high impact papers in both fields. Therefore, throughout my scientific career, I have demonstrated a strong track record of conducting innovative research. For the next few years, I will continue this line of research to further understand the epigenetic mechanisms in governing the malignant state in leukemia and explore novel therapeutic strategies.