Dr. Chen Liu, recently named as the Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology, is an expert in viral hepatitis, liver cancer immunotherapy, graft-versus-host disease, and cancer epigenetics. His appointment will be effective March 1.
In November, Liu was named chair of the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and chief of pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital, also effective March 1. He is currently professor and chair of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at New Jersey Medical School and at Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Medical School at Rutgers University, where he chairs the Center for Dermatology. He also is chief of service at University Hospital in Newark and RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick and chief of the Division of Oncological Pathology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Liu’s research team has made significant contributions to the understanding of virus or alcohol-induced carcinogenesis, cancer biomarker discovery and novel therapies using small molecules and immunotherapy. His research work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. He has published more than 240 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and holds five patents and pending applications. As a gastrointestinal and liver pathologist, he provides expert consultations for both adult and pediatric patients.
After obtaining his medical degree at Tong Liao Medical College at Inner Mongolia University of Nationality and completing his postgraduate training at Peking Union Medical College in China, Liu received his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at Medical College of Pennsylvania, held an oncological pathology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, and had postdoctoral training at Scripps Clinic. Before his appointments at Rutgers in 2015, he was professor and vice chair of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida, where he also held an endowed chair in gastrointestinal and liver research.