Nai-Kui Liu, MD, PhD, joined the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery and the IU Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group within Stark Neurosciences Research Institute in September 2007 as research assistant professor.
Dr. Liu has more than 30 years’ experience in medical research and has been working in the field of spinal cord injury for more than 15 years. His research has appeared in more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Annals of Neurology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Nature Journal ofNeurotrauma, Glia, Journal of Neuroscience Research, PLoS ONE, Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology and Brain Research. An editorial comment by Dr. Linda Noble, former president of the Neurotrauma Society, in the journal Annals of Neurology (2006) described one of the studies by Liu and his colleagues concerning phospholipase A2(PLA2) as a novel target for therapeutic intervention of spinal cord injury. Dr. Liu’s current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of spinal cord injury, neuroprotection and recovery of function following injuries to the CNS, particularly to the spinal cord.