Associate Professor of Dentistry
Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics
Dr. Liu received his BS, MS, and DDS degrees from the West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University. Subsequently, he completed a Ph.D. in the Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Program and a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Connecticut Health Center. Before the faculty appointment, Dr. Liu received postdoctoral training in cell and molecular biology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, and a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research, American Dental Education Association, and International Association for Dental Research. Dr. Liu serves as the interim Department Chair and interim Program Director of Graduate Prosthodontics. Dr. Liuâ€™s research program focuses on the cell and molecular biology of mineralized tissues, with an emphasis on skeletal and craniofacial bone development and diseases. He teaches courses for both dental students and residents and treats prosthodontic patients. In addition, Dr. Liu is a reviewer for scientific journals, including Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Bone, Bone Research, Bone Reports, Autophagy, FEBS Journal, Communications Biology, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, etc.