26760-Liu, Shaohui

Shaohui Liu, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Glick Eye Institute, Suite 213
1160 W Michigan St

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Shaohui Liu is a board certified ophthalmologist and corneal specialist. She obtained her medical degree and PhD degree from Medical College of Qingdao University in China.  She further pursued postdoctoral research fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. She made significant achievements in research including a patent for dry eye syndrome which was licensed to a major pharmaceutical company.

She completed her ophthalmology residency training in Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, followed by clinical fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Disease at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.  

Key Publications

Liu S, Li J, Wang CF, Tan D, Beuerman R. Human Limbal Progenitor Cell Characteristics are maintained in Tissue Culture. Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2006; 35:80-6.

Liu S, Li J, Tan D, Beuerman R. The Eyelid Margin: A Transitional Zone for Two Epithelial Phenotypes. Arch Ophthalm. 2007 Apr;125(4):523-32.

Liu S, Li J, Tan D, Beuerman R. Expression and Function of Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes on Human Cornea and Conjunctiva. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Jul;48(7):2987-96. 

Suzuki T, Richards SM, Liu S, Jensen RV, Sullivan DA. Influence of sex on gene expression in human corneal epithelial cells. Mol Vis. 2009;15:2554-69.

Liu S, Hatton MP, Khandelwal P, Sullivan DA. Culture, Immortalization and Characterization of Human Meibomian Gland Epithelial Cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Aug; 51(8):3993-4005.

Liu S, Richards SM, Lo K, Hatton M, Fay A, Sullivan DA. Changes in gene expression in human meibomian gland dysfunction. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr 25;52(5):2727-40.

Khandelwal P, Liu S, Sullivan DA. Androgen regulation of gene expression in human meibomian gland and conjunctival epithelial cells. Mol Vis. 2012;18:1055-67.

Liu S, Pavan-Langston D, Colby KA. Pediatric herpes simplex of the anterior segment: characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct;119(10):2003-8.

Darabad RR, Suzuki T, Richards SM, Jensen RV, Jakobiec FA, Zakka FR, Liu S, Sullivan DA. Influence of aromatase absence on the gene expression and histology of the mouse meibomian gland.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Feb 5;54(2):987-98

Liu S, Kam WR, Ding J, Hatton MP, Sullivan DA. Effect of growth factors on the proliferation and gene expression of human meibomian gland epithelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Apr 5;54(4):2541-50

Schmidt TA, Sullivan DA, Knop E, Richards SM, Knop N, Liu S, Sahin A, Darabad RR, Morrison S, Kam WR, Sullivan BD.Transcription, Translation, and Function of Lubricin, a Boundary Lubricant, at the Ocular Surface. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 18:1-11

Liu S, Sun LL, Kavanaugh AS, Langford MP, Liang C. Recurrent annular peripheral choroidal detachment after trabeculectomy Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct 24;4(3):192-8.

Sullivan DA, Liu Y, Kam WR, Ding J, Green KM, Shaffer SR, Hatton MP, Liu S. Serum-induced differentiation of human meibomian gland epithelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(6):3866-77.

Liu S, Veldman P. Evidence Based Endothelial Rehabilitation. Semin Ophthalmol. 2017;32(1):96-103.


Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Education
    2016 FEL Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
    2015 RES Louisiana State University Health Science Center (Shreveport)
    2011 FEL Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School
    2004 PhD Qingdao University Medical College
    2004 MD Qingdao University
    2001 MS Qingdao University
    1998 BMED Qingdao University
  • Research

    Dr. Shaohui Liu has clinical and research interests in corneal and ocular surface diseases, the underlying mechanisms and new treatment modalities.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Interests

    Cornea & Ocular Surface Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Partial and Full-Thickness Corneal Transplantation, Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction

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