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Liu, Xuedong Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Research in Liu laboratory is focused on the discovery of cellular mechanism that control cell proliferation and identify novel anti-cancer reagents and anti-neurodegenerative agents. We study cell signaling pathways that are critical for cancer cell proliferation and Parkinson's diseases.

keywords

  • Cell signaling, systems biology, anti-cancer drug development

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • BCHM 4740 - Biochemistry of Gene Transmission, Expression and Regulation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Covers biosynthesis and function of macromolecules including DNA, RNA and proteins; molecular basis of replication, transcription and translation; biochemistry of subcellular systems; signaling and regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes; and special topics. Formerly CHEM 4740. Same as BCHM 5740.
  • BCHM 4761 - Biochemistry Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Two 4-hour periods per week. Introduction to modern biochemical techniques. Topics include enzymology, spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, multi-step protein purification, recombinant DNA techniques and molecular cloning. Formerly CHEM 4761.
  • BCHM 5740 - Biochemistry of Gene Transmission, Expression and Regulation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Covers biosynthesis and function of macromolecules including DNA, RNA and proteins; molecular basis of replication, transcription and translation; biochemistry of subcellular systems; signaling and regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes; and special topics. Formerly CHEM 5740. Same as BCHM 4740.
  • BCHM 5780 - Advanced General Biochemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Lect. Detailed consideration of contemporary topics in biochemistry, including protein structure (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary), methods of structure determination and prediction, protein folding (kinetics, thermodynamics, denaturation, and renaturation), and protein dynamics (internal motions and methods of analysis). Formerly CHEM 5781.
  • BCHM 5781 - Advanced General Biochemistry 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Lect. Detailed consideration of contemporary topics in biochemistry, including protein structure (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary), methods of structure determination and prediction, protein folding (kinetics, thermodynamics, denaturation, and renaturation), and protein dynamics (internal motions and methods of analysis). Formerly CHEM 5781.
  • BCHM 5821 - Special Topics in Signaling and Cell Regulation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Lect. Reviews and evaluates literature on subjects of current interest in signal transduction transcription, cell cycle progression, and cell regulation. Primarily for graduate level presentation of special topics by students, faculty, and research staff. May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours. Department consent required. Formerly CHEM 5821.
  • BCHM 6901 - Research in Biochemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.
  • CHEM 5771 - Advanced General Biochemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
  • CHEM 5776 - Scientific Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
  • CHEM 5801 - Advanced Signal Transduction and Cell Cycle Regulation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. Advanced discussion of current research and literature in signal transduction, including ligands, receptors, and intracellular signaling pathways, as well as control on transcription, chromatin structure, DNA replication, mitosis, and cell cycle progression. Recommended prerequisites: CHEM 5771 and CHEM 5781 and MCDB 5210 or MCDB 5220. Formerly CHEM 5801.
  • CHEM 5821 - Special Topics in Signaling and Cell Regulation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Lect. Reviews and evaluates literature on subjects of current interest in signal transduction transcription, cell cycle progression, and cell regulation. Primarily for graduate level presentation of special topics by students, faculty, and research staff. May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours. Department consent required. Formerly CHEM 5821.
  • CHEM 6901 - Research in Chemistry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours.

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