About Dongfang Liu, MBBS, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine
Dongfang Liu is an Associate Professor at the Rutgers University- New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Director of Immunoassay Development Program in Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in NJMS. Dr. Liu’s current research is primarily focused on the immunobiology of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T and NK cells, immunoreceptors, CAR immunotherapy, and HIV-specific CTLs in chronic HIV and its related malignancies, with a focus on immunological synapse biology and its clinical applications. Dr. Liu invented the Vertical Cell Paring device (VCP, 2015 J. Immunol.) for high-resolution synapse imaging and also discovered the molecular mechanisms of functional NK deficiency in partial DiGeorge Syndrome (P. Zheng, et al., 2015, J Allergy Clin Immun), and a novel method using immunological synapse quality to predict the efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)- modified immune cells (W. Xiong, et al., 2018, Molecular Therapy).
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