Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Mezzanine Level,
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 648-9115

Yang Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Office: 5117 Centre Ave
HCCLB 2.35
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-3751
Fax: 412-623-7828

PhD, Northwestern University, 2006
MS, University of Chicago, 2001

Postdoctoral Scientist, Johnson & Johnson, 2007

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Development of multi-modal spectroscopy and imaging technologies for early cancer diagnosis, surveillance and prevention.
Development of miniaturized minimally invasive endoscope-compatible light-based devices for in vivo diagnosis.
Spectroscopic investigation of microvascular physiology.
Identification of connections between diagnostic optical markers and physiological parameters.

Dr. Liu's research focuses on the emerging interdisciplinary field of biomedical optical imaging and spectroscopy, involving electrical engineering, physics, optics, medicine and biology. The main goal of her research is to develop advanced minimally invasive optical technologies to address basic biological questions and translate them into clinical practice and patient care. For more information, please visit

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