Xiaorong Liu, PhD

Dr. Liu is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology at the Northwestern University. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Virginia Charlottesville and her postdoctoral research at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Liu's laboratory focuses on understanding the regulation and misregulation of neural structures and functions in normal and diseased retinas. Her research team is investigating how neurotrophins, the survival factors of neurons, modulate the normal development of mouse retinal ganglion cells and protect their structure and functions in glaucoma.