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Xiaolei Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Lemole Center for Integrated Lymphatics Research
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Primary Research:

The Liu lab research studies lymphatic vessels during development and cardiovascular diseases. We study molecular mechanisms and signal cues that guides early lymphatic vessel formation and development. In parallel, we have a strong focus to understand lymphatic functions in cardiovascular diseases, particularly ischemic cardiac diseases. We seek to identify previous unknown developmental pathways and use them for the treatment of lymphatic related disorders/diseases.

Gaseous transmitters (e.g. carbon monoxide / carbon monoxide releasing molecules; CORMs) are investigated as potential modulators/therapy of systemic inflammation.

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Recent Presentations (Invited): 

  • 2023 AHA scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, Nov 10-13
  • GRC angiogenesis, Rhode Island, July 31-Aug 4
  • NIH virtual workshop, “Yet to be charted: Lymphatic system in health and disease”, Sept 19-20, 2022
  • 2022 AHA Scientific Sessions, Chicago, Nov 11-13, 202



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