Xiaoyu Liu
  • Scientist, Biogen Inc.
Research fields
  • Neuroimmunology
Personal information


B.S. in Biological Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2011

Current position

Ph.D. candidate in Biosciences, the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Research Assistant, Bioscience, the Ohio State University (2011-present)


  1. Liu, X., Yamashita, T., Chen, Q., Belevych, N., McKim, D. B., Tarr, A. J., Coppola, V., Nath, N., Nemeth, D. P., Syed, Z. W., Sheridan, J. F., Godbout, J. P., Zuo, J. and Quan, N. (2015). Interleukin 1 type 1 receptor restore: a genetic mouse model for studying interleukin 1 receptor-mediated effects in specific cell types. J Neurosci 35(7): 2860-2870.
  2. An, Y., Belevych, N., Wang, Y., Zhang, H., Nasse, J. S., Herschman, H., Chen, Q., Tarr, A., Liu, X. and Quan, N. (2014). Prostacyclin mediates endothelial COX-2-dependent neuroprotective effects during excitotoxic brain injury. J Inflamm Res 7: 57-67.
  3. Tarr, A. J., Liu, X.*, Reed, N. S. and Quan, N. (2014). Kinetic characteristics of euflammation: the induction of controlled inflammation without overt sickness behavior. Brain Behav Immun 42: 96-108. *Co-first author
  4. Chen, Q., Tarr, A. J., Liu, X., Wang, Y., Reed, N. S., Demarsh, C. P., Sheridan, J. F. and Quan, N. (2013). Controlled progressive innate immune stimulation regimen prevents the induction of sickness behavior in the open field test. J Inflamm Res 6: 91-98.

Research focus

microglia, CNS inflammation and neurorepair

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