Chao Liu, PhD

Dr. Chao Liu is an optical imaging scientist working at the frontier of neurophotonics to understand brain structure and function in health and disease. He received his B.S. degree in Optoelectronics Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He further received postdoctoral training at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. He is now a Research Fellow at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Liu has intensive experience in developing cutting-edge optical imaging methods to study brain structure and function including serial optical coherence tomography and three-photon microscopy. He is currently interested in developing advanced optical imaging methods and applying them to better understand the mechanism of neuropathophysiologic factors that underlie neurodegeneration. His goal is to acquire the skills needed to transition to an independent investigator in the field of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), including necessary knowledge of the neurobiology of neurodegenerative disease, pre-clinical mouse-model-related research, and lab management.