Dong Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dong Liu, M.D., Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Cardiovascular Research Institute
Location: Research Wing D212
Phone: (404) 756-8916


University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Science

School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
Doctor of Medicine in Cardiology

School of Medicine, Wuhan University
Master of Science in Physiology

Jiangxi Medical College
Bachelor of Medicine

Research Interests

Therapeutic angiogenesis in cardiovascular disease.


  • Zhu, D., Wang, Y., Thomas, M., McLaughlin, K., Oguljahan, B., Henderson, J., Yang, Q., Chen, Y.E., Liu, D. (2022). Exosomes from adipose-derived stem cells alleviate myocardial infarction via microRNA-31/FIH1/HIF-1α pathway. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 162, 10-19. PubMed PMID: 34474073; NIHMSID: NIHMS1767400.

  • Zhu, D., Johnson, T.K., Wang, Y., Thomas, M., Huynh, K., Yang, Q., Bond, V.C., Chen, Y.E., Liu, D. (2020). Macrophage M2 polarization induced by exosomes from adipose-derived stem cells contributes to the exosomal proangiogenic effect on mouse ischemic hindlimb. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 11(1), 162. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7178595.

  • Kang, T., Jones, T.M., Naddell, C., Bacanamwo, M., Calvert, J.W., Thompson, W.E., Bond, V.C., Chen, Y.E., Liu, D. (2016). Adipose-derived Stem Cells Induce Angiogenesis via Microvesicle Transport of miRNA-31. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 5(4), 440-450.

  • Kang, T., Lu, W., Xu, W., Anderson, L., Bacanamwo, M., Thompson, W., Chen, Y.E., Liu, D. (2013). MicroRNA-27 (miR-27) targets prohibitin and impairs adipocyte differentiation and mitochondrial function in human adipose-derived stem cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(48), 34394-34402.

  • Liu, D., Hou, J., Hu, X., Wang, X., Xiao, Y., Mou, Y., De Leon, H. (2006). Neuronal chemorepellent Slit2 inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell migration by suppressing small GTPase Rac1 activation. Circulation Research, 98(4), 480-489. (on the cover, with commentary)

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