Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Professional Bio

Yan Liu, MD, is a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  

Following a research fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Liu worked under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Dr. Jack Hawiger. The Hawiger lab findings focused on study of pathway-selective Nuclear Transport Modifier (NTMs) after designed and validated bi-functional NTMs, which is a combined anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering strategy and involves use of a new tool to test experimentally in cell-based and preclinical models of vascular inflammation. Dr. Liu’s efforts have explored the relative contribution of immune and metabolic pathways to a fundamental mechanism of vascular inflammation. She will also work toward identifying therapies to combat excessive inflammatory response in vascular dysfunction and injury.


MD - Fourth Military Med Univ - 1978
Residency - ID - 107th Army Hosp - 1980
Fellowship - Biology - Beijing Univ - 1985
MS - Microbiology and Immunology - Fourth Military Med Univ - 1992
Fellowship - Microbiology & Immunology - VUMC - 1998