FAN LIU, MD

Resident Physician, Division of Dermatology

Contact Information

UW Dermatology Division
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356524
Seattle, WA 98195-6524
Continuity Clinic: UWMC Roosevelt Dermatology Center
206-598-4067

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Education and Training

Resident, Dermatology, University of Washington, 2013 – present
Medicine Internship, Steward St Elizabeths Medical Center, MA, 2012-13
MD, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2012
BA, Biological Sciences and Language Citation in Mandarin Chinese, Harvard College, MA, 2003-2007

Scholarly/Research Activities

Dermatology 140.07 Research Elective University of California, San Francisco, CA. July 2011-Sept 2011
With Dr. Lindy Fox: To characterize a distinct cutaneous reaction pattern seen on the inpatient dermatology service as a part of the spectrum of cutaneous toxicities associated with cytarabine chemotherapy.

With Dr. Kanade Shinkai: To review the current literature on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options of patients with PAPA (pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and acne) syndrome.

HHMI-NIH Research Scholar Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, NCI, MD. July 2010-June 2011
To study the effects of skin inflammation in carcinogenesis, an inducible mouse model for epidermal inflammation (K5-PKCα) was crossed to a model of melanomagenesis (MT-HGF). We observed increased susceptibility to squamous tumor formation and resistance to melanomagenesis in double transgenic mouse relative to littermates and examined the cell types, pathways, and proteins responsible for these observations.

Dr. Stuart Yuspa’s lab (MD at NIH), under mentorship of Dr. Christophe Cataisson (PhD)

Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship University of California, San Francisco, CA; Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. June 2008-August 2008
To establish a model for UVA and UVB radiation damage to primary human epidermal fibroblasts with quantifiable cell death and protein expression changes in order to study whether compounds in traditional Chinese medicine can attenuate this process.

Dr. Zuo Yagang’s lab (MD at PUMC) in collaboration with Dr. Timothy McCalmont (MD at UCSF)

Undergraduate Thesis Research Harvard College, MA December 2005-May 2007
To characterize the human hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche through the use of chimeric mouse model. We created a functional human HSC niche within the Nod-SCID mice that was shown to undergo bone reformation, vascularization, retain appropriate homing cues for injected human HSCs and be responsive to exogenous cues

Dr. David Scadden’s lab (MD at Center of Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital), under mentorship of Dr. Gregor Adams (PhD)

Formal Presentations

HGF transactivates keratinocyte EGFR signaling, potentiates the tumorigenic phenotype of oncogenic Ras-transduced keratinocytes in vitro, and enhances skin carcinogenesis in vivo. Authors: Liu F*, Cataisson C., Zaidi R., Merlino G., Yuspa SH. Society of Investigative Dermatology Phoenix, AZ; May 2011

Representative Publications

“HGF transactivates keratinocyte EGFR signaling, potentiates the tumorigenic phenotype of oncogenic Ras-transduced keratinocytes in vitro, and enhances skin carcinogenesis in vivo.” - Writing in progress with Dr. Stuart Yuspa

“A novel cutaneous manifestation of toxic erythema of chemotherapy in cytarabine-treated patients.” - Writing in progress with Dr. Lindy Fox

“PAPA syndrome.” A book chapter in Acneiform Eruptions in Dermatology: A Differential Diagnosis." - Awaiting print with Dr. Kanade Shinkai Undergraduate

Thesis: “The Establishment and Characterization of the Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche Within a SCID-hu Mouse Model”
Thomas T. Hoopes Prize Recipient 2007

Community Outreach

UCSF Student’s Homeless Clinic Volunteer and Co-coordinator San Francisco, CA September 2007- April 2009

Co-student facilitator of Ethics Elective at UCSF San Francisco, CA September 2008 - January 2009

Board member of Harvard Cancer Society Cambridge, MA September 2005 - June 2007

Co-founder and Vice President of Harvard College Stem Cell Society Cambridge, MA September 2005 - June 2007

 

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