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Yang Liu, BM

Academic Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


655 W. Baltimore St.

Phone (Primary):


Education and Training


  • University of South China, School of Medicine, China, M.D., 2014
  • Central South University, School of Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, China, M.M., 2018
  • Central South University, School of Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, China, Ph.D., 2022


  • 2019-2022  Post-doctoral Fellowship, Department of Gynecology& Obstetrics, Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 


Dr. Yang Liu is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Dr. Liu completed her M.D. at the University of South China. She completed her M.M. and Ph.D. programs in obstetrics and gynecology at the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in China. She was following her post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Liu is a member of the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the American Society for Reproductive Immunology.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maternal infection and inflammation, Immune response at Maternal-fetal interface, Perinatal brain injury,  Complications of pregnancy

Highlighted Publications

Liu Y, Ding YL, Nie YT, Yang MY. (2020). EMP1 Promotes the Proliferation and Invasion of Ovarian Cancer Cells Through Activating the MAPK Pathway. Onco Targets Ther.

Chudnovets A, Liu J, Narasimhan H, Liu Y, Irina Burd. (2020). Role of Inflammation in Virus Pathogenesis during Pregnancy. J Virol.

Zhang W, Yang MY, Yu L, Hu Y, Deng YL, Liu Y, Xiao SY, Ding YL. (2020). Long non-coding RNA lnc-DC in dendritic cells regulates trophoblast invasion via p-STAT3-mediated TIMP/MMP expression. Am J Reprod Immunol.

Liu J, Liu Y, Panda S, Liu AG, Lei J, Burd I. (2021). Type 1 Cytotoxic T Cells Increase in Placenta after Intrauterine Inflammation. Front Immunol.

Wu YF, Liu Y, Ding YL. (2021). Predictive Performance of Placental Protein 13 for Screening Preeclampsia in the First Trimester: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Med (Lausanne).

Liu Y, Na Q, Liu J, Liu AG, Oppong A, Lee JY, Chudnovets A, Lei J, Sharma R, Kannan S, Kannan RM, Burd I. (2022). Dendrimer-based N-Acetyl Cysteine Maternal Therapy Ameliorates Placental Inflammation via Maintenance of M1/M2 Macrophage Recruitment. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

Liu Y, Liu J, Liu AG, Yin H, Burd I, Lei J (2022). Maternal siRNA Silencing of Placental SAA2 Mitigates Preterm Birth Following Intrauterine Inflammation. Front Immunol.