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Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
BioDr. Liao is a Professor of Medicine and co-Director of Stanford Cardiac Amyloid Center. The major goal of her research program focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie the pathophysiology of heart failure and developing novel treatments to combat this process. Her laboratory has played an international leading role in the study of amyloid light chain (AL) cardiomyopathy, a rare and fatal form of cardiovascular disease. We have described the underlying pathophysiologic basis for amyloid cardiomyopathy and found that the circulating amyloidogenic light chain proteins that characterize this disease directly result in a specific cardiotoxic response. Consequently, our research work has redefined AL cardiomyopathy and has raised new treatment approaches. More recently, her research efforts have expanded to include transthyretin (ATTR) cardiac amyloidosis.
In line with her goal of revealing novel therapeutic strategies for patients with cardiovascular disease, our efforts have also focused on characterizing and harnessing endogenous cardiac regenerative mechanisms. Her laboratory initially demonstrated the therapeutic potential of exogenous primitive muscle cells delivered to the injured heart. This work was among the earliest milestones in the field and served as the basis for an international trial of cell-based therapy. Subsequently, Liao lab identified and characterized a population of cardiac progenitor cells and its relationship and dynamic activity following cardiac injury in the adult heart. Her laboratory aims to reveal the molecular mechanisms regulating the endogenous regenerative capacity of the heart and to harness such repair mechanisms for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Liao has lectured extensively on both amyloid cardiomyopathy and stem cell biology, and have maintained a history of independent NIH funding in these areas for more than two decades.
Over the course of her academic career, she has taken the greatest pride in mentoring the next generation of scientists. Dr. Liao has had the privilege to supervise several dozen students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to independent academic careers at the highest institutions. Her contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge also includes lecturing at various university and academic institutions as well as at scores of conferences and symposia locally, nationally, and internationally.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Design of phase I/II trials for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis
2) Conduct of clinical trials to improve the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
3) Outcomes research using clinical databases for patients with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis
4) Characterization of the molecular mechanism of MLL-induced acute leukemia
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests-Digital Health
-Medical device design, prototyping, testing and clinical trials
-Behavioral determinants of chronic disease
-Novel diagnostic processes for medical mysteries
-Medical Humanities and Arts
Margaret Chin-Chin Lin
Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
BioDr. Margaret Lin is a board certified radiologist with subspecialty training in thoracic and cardiovascular imaging. Dr. Lin specializes in diseases affecting the lungs and airways, including cancer, infection, and interstitial and inhalational lung diseases. Her clinical expertise also includes diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as coronary artery disease, aortic dissection and aneurysm, and pulmonary thromboembolic disease. As an Associate Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Stanford, Dr. Lin focuses on resident education and development of curricula and new educational tools.
Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)
• Big data analytics for quality improvement and clinical effectiveness
• Disease biomarker discovery through multi-omics based analyses
• Assistant Professor Surgery
• B.S., Biochemistry, Fudan University, China (1990)
• M.A., Molecular and Developmental Biology, UCLA, US (1994)
• Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, UCLA, US (1996)
• Postdoctoral training, medicine/oncology/Computer science, Stanford University, US (1996-1998)
• Business administration, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, US (2000-2001)
Juliana Liu, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Affiliate, CVI/Vera Moulton Wall Center
BioJuliana Liu, MSN, RN, ANP-C is the Program Manager and Nurse Practitioner for the Adult Pulmonary Hypertension Service at Stanford. She received her Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She has a BA in History from Pomona College. Juliana Liu has worked in the Pulmonary Hypertension field since 2002, and has presented at numerous nursing and patient conferences in the US and abroad. She has also served as member and chair on several committees of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.