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Guanshu Liu, Ph.D.
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 287-8306
Guanshu Liu is a research associate in the F.M. Kirby Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is also holding a jointing appointment as research associate in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Guanshu Liu graduated in 2008 with a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, majoring in exploring novel responsive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for probing molecular alternations in living system. Then he joined Dr. Peter van Zijl's group in the F.M. Kirby Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute as a research associate.
Dr. Liu’s present research focuses on developing new probes for using MRI to diagnose and cure central nervous system diseases. In particular, efforts have been made to establish a nanotechnological platform for imaging anti-cancer drug delivery in small animal model. In addition, he is developing new methodologies for using MRI to label therapeutic stem cells and monitor the viability and function of them in vivo. The ultimate goal is to translate these technologies to clinic for helping to cure these diseases in central nervous system that currently have low survival rates.