Xili Liu Ph.D.

Postdoc

My research focuses on cell growth regulation in mammalian cells. Cell growth plays an indispensable role in physiological and developmental functions of life, such as size homeostasis and embryonic development. Inappropriate growth regulation is observed in the overwhelming majority of human cancers. Understanding the mechanism of growth regulation may provide us insights to a variety of cell behaviors and suggest novel therapeutic strategies for diseases involving growth disorder. Since most cell mass attributes to protein, I am trying to understand how cell size and growth rate feedback to each other through protein synthesis and degradation by using quantitative optical methods such as stimulated Raman spectroscopy and quantitative phase microscopy.

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