Yunmeng Liu, Ph.D.Yunmeng Liu, Ph.D.

Ph.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY,  2013

Dr. Liu is a member of the Rusch Lab. She has many years of experience in molecular biology & physiology. Her research interest focuses on the molecular mechanism of pathogenesis of hypertension, in particular, salt-sensitive hypertension. Dr. Liu’s current working project involves collaboration with Dr. Mu, exploring the role of immune cells in impairing sodium-handling in the kidney, which leads to salt-retention and the development of salt-sensitive hypertension. Their work has recently been awarded by the American Heart Association.

Selected Publications

  • Liu Y, Rafferty T, Rhee S, Webber J, Song L, Ko B, Hoover R, He B, Mu S. CD8+ T cells stimulate Na-Cl co-transporter NCC in distal convoluted tubules leading to salt-sensitive hypertension. Nat. Commun. 8, 10437; 2017 (PMID: 28067240).
  • Pan X, Liao Y, Liu Y, Chang, P, Liao L, Yang L, Hongquan L. Transcription of AAT•ATT Triplet Repeats in Escherichia coli is silenced by H-NS and IS1E Transposition.  PLoS One. 5(12), 2010 (PMID:21151567).