Naikui Liu

Naikui Liu, MD, PhD, MD, PhD, MSC

Associate Research Professor of Neurological Surgery


Nai-Kui  Liu joined  the IU Spinal  Cord and  Brain  Injury  Research  Group as a Research Assistant Professor in the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological  Surgery and Stark Neurosciences Research Institute in  September  2007. 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 colleagues (2006) 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.

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