Teresa Liu, PhD
Credentials: K01 Scholar/Scientist I
Dr. Liu is an Assistant Scientist and was a K12 Scholar from 2015-2020. Dr. Liu’s research focuses on the role of estrogen receptors on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) development and progression. A change in the steroid hormone milieu in the prostate is often associated with BPH development; she is specifically interested in the protective effects of estrogen receptor β. She is currently using high-throughput sequencing technologies to define estrogen receptor gene networks in BPH. In combination with receptor dimerization studies, these data will be a valuable resource for the benign prostate research community. Additionally, these gene networks could reveal potential biomarkers or druggable targets that could provide novel combination therapy for BPH.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Microbiology/Mycology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008
- Bachelors of Arts, Biology/Computer Science, Westminster College, 2002