Dr. Liu earned his BS, MS and DDS degree from West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University. Subsequently, he completed a PhD in the Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Program and a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics, both from the University of Connecticut Health Center. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Professor, he had completed three years of postdoctoral training with support from the NIH-funded Training Program in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration at University of Michigan. His research program focuses on the cell and molecular biology of mineralized tissues with an emphasis on skeletal and craniofacial bone development and diseases. In addition to his research activity, Dr. Liu teaches dental students and treats Prosthodontic patients.
Dr. Liu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and fellow of American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He is an active member of American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American College of Prosthodontists and American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP).