Haoping Liu

Haoping Liu, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Chemistry
Office D234 Medical Sciences I
Phone: (949) 824-1137

Dr. Liu is a Candida geneticist, who has discovered several critical virulence factors required for pathogenesis of C. albicans. More recently, she has been working with Dr. Pearlman at UCI and Dr. Scott Filler at UCLA Harbor to examine the host response to infection with these pathogenic fungi, and found that β-glucan masking and immune evasion in Candida is regulated by Eng1 (bioRxiv 2020). Dr Liu has trained 5 post-doctoral fellows (3 in the last ten years), and 10 graduate students (6 in the last ten years, including one who received an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein predoctoral award (F31) Most of Dr. Liu’s trainees have continued in research, teaching or research related activities. Rachel Garleb, who is working on innate immune responses to C. albicans, is training grant eligible.

IFI Research Focus Area(s): Host Defense and Vaccine Development
Candida genetics, immunity

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