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  • 1988 -1993 B.S. in Medicine, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
  • 1993 -1998 Teaching assistant, Medical College of Institutes of Technology of Hebei, China
  • 1998 – 2001 M.S. in Immunology, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
  • 2001 -2004 Ph.D. in Immunology, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
  • 2004 - 2006 Associate professor, Post-doctor, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, China
  • 2007 - 2010 Associate professor, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 - present Professor, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • 2016 - present Visiting scholar in VIC, MGH, Harvard medical school.
  • Qiuyan Liu (first-author, co-corresponding author), Ha Zhu, Chaoxiong Zhang, Taoyong Chen, and Xuetao Cao. Small GTPase RBJ promotes cancer progression by mobilizing MDSCs via IL-6. Oncoimmunology.
  • Ming Yuan, Ha Zhu, Junfang Xu, Yuanyuan Zheng, Xuetao Cao, and Qiuyan Liu (co-corresponding author). Tumor-Derived CXCL1 Promotes Lung Cancer Growth via Recruitment of Tumor-Associated Neutrophils. J Immunol Res. 2016;2016:6530410.
  • Gao P, Yuan M, Ma X, Jiang W, Zhu L, Wen M, Xu J, Liu Q (co-corresponding author), An H. Transcription factor Fli-1 positively regulates lipopolysaccharide-induced interleukin-27 production in macrophages. Mol Immunol. 2016 Mar;71:184-91.
  • Qiuyan Liu (co-first-author, co-corresponding author), Qinchun Tan, Kun Chen, Yuanyuan Zheng, Qingqing Wang, and Xuetao Cao. Blockade of Fas signaling in breast cancer cells suppresses tumor growth and metastasis by inhibiting Fas signaling-initiated cancer-related inflammation. J Biol Chem. 2014 Apr 18;289(16):11522-35.
  • Zhao Y, Liu Q (co-first-author), Yang L, He D, Wang L, Tian J, Li Y, Zi F, Bao H, Yang Y, Zheng Y, Shi J, Xue X, Cai Z. TLR4 inactivation protects from graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cell Mol Immunol. 2013 Mar;10(2):165-75.
  • Liu Q (first-author, corresponding author), Zheng Y, Yu Y, Tan Q, Huang X. Identification of HLA-A*0201-restricted CD8+ T-cell epitope C64-72 from hepatitis B virus core protein. Int Immunopharmacol. 2012 Jun;13(2):141-7.
  • Liu Q, Zhang C, Sun A, Zheng Y, Wang L, Cao X. Tumor-educated CD11bhighIalow regulatory dendritic cells suppress T cell response through arginase I. J Immunol. 2009 May 15;182(10):6207-16.
  • Zhang Y, Liu Q(co-first-author), Zhang M, Yu Y, Liu X, Cao X. Fas signal promotes lung cancer growth by recruiting myeloid-derived suppressor cells via cancer cell-derived PGE2. J Immunol. 2009 Mar 15;182(6):3801-8.
  • Li C, Liu Q(co-first-author), Li N, Chen W, Wang L, Wang Y, Yu Y, Cao X. EAPF/Phafin-2, a novel endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein, facilitates TNF-alpha-triggered cellular apoptosis through endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondrial apoptotic pathway. J Mol Med. 2008 Apr;86(4):471-84.
  • Liu Q, Shu X, Wang L, Sun A, Liu J, Cao X. Albaconol, a plant-derived small molecule, inhibits macrophage function by suppressing NF-kappaB activation and enhancing SOCS1 expression. Cell Mol Immunol. 2008 Aug;5(4):271-8.
  • Liu Q, Chen T, Chen G, Shu X, Sun A, Ma P, Lu L, Cao X. Triptolide impairs dendritic cell migration by inhibiting CCR7 and COX-2 expression through PI3-K/Akt and NF-kappaB pathways. Mol Immunol. 2007 Apr;44(10):2686-96.
  • Liu Q, Shu X, Sun A, Sun Q, Zhang C, An H, Liu J, Cao X. Plant-derived small molecule albaconol suppresses LPS-triggered proinflammatory cytokine production and antigen presentation of dendritic cells by impairing NF-kappaB activation. Int Immunopharmacol. 2008 Aug;8(8):1103-11.
  • Wang L, Liu Q(co-first-author), Sun Q, Zhang C, Chen T, Cao X. TLR4 signaling in cancer cells promotes chemoattraction of immature dendritic cells via autocrine CCL20. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Feb 15;366(3):852-6.
  • He W, Liu Q(co-first-author), Wang L, Chen W, Li N, Cao X.. TLR4 signaling promotes immune escape of human lung cancer cells by inducing immunosuppressive cytokines and apoptosis resistance. Mol Immunol. 2007 Apr;44(11):2850-9.
  • Liu Q, Chen T, Chen G, Li N, Wang J, Ma P, Cao X. Immunosuppressant triptolide inhibits dendritic cell-mediated chemoattraction of neutrophils and T cells through inhibiting Stat3 phosphorylation and NF-kappaB activation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Jul 7;345(3):1122-30.
  • Liu Q, Chen T, Chen H, Zhang M, Li N, Lu Z, Ma P, Cao X. Triptolide (PG-490) induces apoptosis of dendritic cells through sequential p38 MAP kinase phosphorylation and caspase 3 activation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jul 2;319(3):980-6.
  • Liu Q(corresponding author). Triptolide and its expanding multiple pharmacological functions. Int Immunopharmacol. 2011 Mar;11(3):377-83. Invited Review.
  • Wang P, Xue Y, Han Y, Lin L, Wu C, Xu S, Jiang Z, Xu J, Liu Q, Cao X. The STAT3-binding long noncoding RNA lnc-DC controls human dendritic cell differentiation. Science. 2014 Apr 18;344(6181):310-3.
  • Chen T, Yang M, Yu Z, Tang S, Wang C, Zhu X, Guo J, Li N, Zhang W, Hou J, Liu H, Han C, Liu Q, Gu Y, Qian C, Wan T, Cui L, Zhu M, Zheng W, Cao X. Small GTPase RBJ Mediates Nuclear Entrapment of MEK1/MEK2 in Tumor Progression. Cancer Cell. 2014 Apr 15. pii: S1535-6108(14)00118-4.
  • Wu C, Xue Y, Wang P, Lin L, Liu Q, Li N, Xu J, Cao X. IFN-γ Primes Macrophage Activation by Increasing Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog via Downregulation of miR-3473b. J Immunol. 2014 Sep 15;193(6):3036-44.
  • Sun Q, Zheng Y, Liu Q, Cao X. Rapamycin reverses TLR4 signaling-triggered tumor apoptosis resistance by disrupting Akt-mediated Bcl-xL upregulation. Int Immunopharmacol. 2008 Dec 20;8(13-14):1854-8.
  • Sui L, Zhang W, Liu Q, Chen T, Li N, Wan T, Yu M, Cao X. Cloning and functional characterization of human septin 10, a novel member of septin family cloned from dendritic cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 May 2;304(2):393-8.
  • Sui L, Li N, Liu Q, Zhang W, Wan T, Wang B, Luo K, Sun H, Cao X. IgSF13, a novel human inhibitory receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily, is preferentially expressed in dendritic cells and monocytes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jul 2;319(3):920-8.
  • He X, Wang J, Guo Z, Liu Q, Chen T, Wang X, Cao X. Requirement for ERK activation in sinomenine-induced apoptosis of macrophages. Immunol Lett. 2005 Apr 15;98(1):91-6. Epub 2004 Nov 25.
  • Chen T, Guo J, Yang M, Han C, Zhang M, Chen W, Liu Q, Wang J, Cao X. Cyclosporin A impairs dendritic cell migration by regulating chemokine receptor expression and inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 expression. Blood. 2004 Jan 15;103(2):413-21.
  • Jiang Y, Chen G, Zheng Y, Lu L, Wu C, Zhang Y, Liu Q, Cao X. TLR4 signaling induces functional nerve growth factor receptor p75NTR on mouse dendritic cells via p38MAPK and NF-kappa B pathways. Mol Immunol. 2008 Mar;45(6):1557-66.
  • Combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy for mesothelioma and ovarian cancer