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Name: LIU Cuihua
Title: Professor
Dept.: CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology
Tel: +86-10-64806197
E-mail: liucuihua@im.ac.cn
Add.: Room A426, NO.1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China


2005   Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

2000   Bachelor of Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Chongqing, China


Research Experiences:


Principle Investigator, Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Principle Investigator, Associate Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Associate professor, Institute for Tuberculosis research, The 309 Hospital of PLA, Beijing, China.


Associate professor, The State-Key Lab of Medical Molecular Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/ Peking Union Medical College, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Postdoc., Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Ph.D. student and Postdoc., Channing Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Research interests:

Molecular pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in pathogenic bacteria:

1. Molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions;

2. Molecular epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in pathogenic bacteria.

Awards & Honors:

2005 “Outstanding Graduate Student of Southern Guangdong”, awarded by the Department of Education of Guangdong Province

2003-2006 “Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering Research Fellowship”, awarded by the World Health Organization

2011    “Young Scientist Innovation Promotion Association Member”, awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences

2015 “Young Scientist Innovation Promotion Association Excellent Member”, awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences


Selected Publications and Books:

Selected Publications:

1. Wang J, Ge P, Qiang L, Feng T, Zhao D, Chai Q, Zhu M, Zhou R, Meng G, Iwakura Y, Gao GF, Liu CH*. The mycobacterial phosphatase PtpA regulates the expression of host genes and promotes cell proliferation. Nature Communications, 2017, 8(1): 244.

2. Xu G, Wang J, Liu CH*. Klebsiella pneumoniae NdpA suppresses ERK pathway-mediated host early inflammatory responses and is degraded through the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Protein & Cell. 2017, 8(2): 144-148.

3. Zhang Y, Qian L, Wei W, Wang Y, Wang B, Lin P, Liu W, Xu L, Li X, Liu D, Cheng S, Li J, Ye Y, Li H, Zhang X, Dong Y, Zhao X, Liu CH, Zhang HM, Ouyang Q, Lou C. Paired design of dCas9 as a systematic platform for the detection of featured nucleic acid sequences in pathogenic strains. ACS Synth Biol 2017, 6 (2): 211-216.

4. Wang J, Teng JL, Zhao D, Ge P, Li B, Woo PC, Liu CH*. The ubiquitin ligase TRIM27 functions as a host restriction factor antagonized by Mycobacterium tuberculosis PtpA during mycobacterial infection. Scientific Reports 2016, 6:34827.

5. Abednego Moki Musyoki, Zhongyu Shi, Chunling Xuan, Guangwen Lu, Jianxun Qi, Feng Gao, Beiwen Zheng, Qiangmin Zhang, Yan Li, Joel Haywood, Liu CH, Jinghua Yan, Yi Shi, George F. Gao. Structural and functional analysis of Streptococcus suis FBPS: an anchorless fibronectin-binding protein from Gram-positive bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016, 113 (48): 13869-13974.

6. Li J, Chai QY, Liu CH*. The ubiquitin system: a critical regulator of innate immunity and pathogen-host interactions. Cell Mol Immunol 2016, 13(5):560-576. (Invited Review Article).

7. Ding Y, Zheng H, Feng C, Wang B, Liu CH, Mi K, Cao H, Meng S. Heat shock protein gp96 enhances T cell responses and protective potential to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine. Scand J Immunol 2016, 84 (4): 222-228.

8. Wang J, Li BX, Ge PP, Li J, Wang Q, Gao GF*, Qiu XB*, Liu CH*. Mycobacterium tuberculosis suppresses innate immunity by coopting the host ubiquitin system. Nature Immunology 2015, 6(3): 237-245.

9. Li J, Chai Q, Zhang Y, Li B, Wang J, Qiu XB, Liu CH*. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mce3E suppresses host innate immune responses by targeting ERK1/2 signaling. The Journal of Immunology 2015, 194:3756-3767.

10. Li J, Liu F, Wang Q, Ge P, Woo PCY, Yan J, Zhao Y, Gao GF, Liu CH*, Liu C*.Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumoniae in spaceflight reveal mechanisms underlying environmental adaptability. Scientific Reports 2014, 4: 6216.

11. Liu F, Hu YF, Wang Q, Li HM, Gao GF, Liu CH*, Zhu B*. Comparative genomic analysis of gene variations among Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates with different antibiotic resistance profiles. BMC Genomics 2014, 15: 469.

12. Wang Q, Lau SK, Liu F, Zhao Y, Li HM, Li BX, Hu YL, Woo PC*, Liu CH*. Molecular epidemiology and clinical characteristics of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a tuberculosis referral hospital in China. PLoS One 2014, 9(10): e110209.

13. Xu G, Wang J, Gao GF*, Liu CH*. Insights into battles between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and macrophages. Protein & Cell 2014, 5(10): 728-736 (Review Article).

14. Liu CH*. M. tuberculosis and macrophages: co-existence and co-evolution. J Pulmonar Respirat Med 2014, 4:2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-105X.1000e133 (Invited Editorial Article).

15. Qian MX, Pang Y, Liu CH (Co-first author), Haratake K, Du BY, Ji DY, Wang GF, Zhu QQ, Song W, Yu Y, Zhang XX, Huang HT, Miao SY, Chen LB, Zhang ZH, Liang YN, Liu S, Cha H, Yang D, Zhai Y, Komatsu T, Tsuruta F, Li H, Cao C, Li W, Li GH, Cheng Y, Chiba T, Wang L, Goldberg AL, Shen Y, Qiu XB*. Acetylation-mediated proteasomal degradation of core histones during DNA repair and spermatogenesis. Cell 2013, 153: 1012-1024.

16. Li B, Hu Y, Wang Q, Yi Y, Woo PCY, Jing H, Zhu B, Liu CH*. Structural diversity of class 1 Integrons and their associated hene cassettes in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from a hospital in China. PLoS ONE 2013, 8:e75805.

17. Wang Q, Li B, Tsang AK, Yi Y, Woo PC*, Liu CH*. Genotypic analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in a Beijing hospital reveals high genetic diversity and clonal population structure of drug-resistant isolates. PloS ONE 20138e57091.

18. Liu CH*, Li HM, Lu N, Wang Q, Hu YL, Yang X, Woo PCY, Gao GF, Zhu BL*. Genome-wide molecular characterization and evolutionary analysis of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Infection 2012, 65: 412-422.

19. Yu HT, Yang N, Wang Q, Liang JQ, Liu CH*. Prevalence of and risk factors associated with kanamycin-resistant tuberculosis in a Beijing tuberculosis referral hospital. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2012, 61: 960-967.

20. Li B, Yi Yong, Wang Qi, Tan L, Jing H, Woo PCY, Gao GF*, Liu CH*. Analysis of genetic determinants of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and pandrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in a hospital in Beijing, China. PloS ONE 2012, 7: e42280.

21. Han HM, Liu CH, Wang QH, Xuan CL, Zheng BW, Tang JQ, Yan JH, Zhang JR, Li M, Cheng H, Gao GF. The two-component system Ihk/Irr contributes to the virulence of Streptococcus suis serotype 2 strain 05ZYH33 through induction of the bacterial cell metabolism. Microbiology 2012, 158: 1852-1866.

22. Zhang JX, Wu XQ, Shi LL, Liang Y, Xie ZS, Yang YR, Li ZX, Liu CH, Yang FC. Diagnostic serum proteomic analysis in patients with active tuberculosis. Clinica Chimica Acta 2012, 2012, 413: 883-887.

23. Liu CH*, Li L, Chen Z, Wang Q, Hu YL, Zhu BL*, Woo PCY*. Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Patients with MDR and XDR Tuberculosis in a TB Referral Hospital in Beijing: A 13-Year Experience. PLoS ONE 2011, 6(4): e19399.

24. Liu CH*, Li HM, Li L, Hu YL, Wang Q, Yang N, Wang SM, Zhu BL. Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance patterns and trends in a tuberculosis referral hospital, 1997–2009. Epidemiology and Infection 2011, 27:1-10.

25. Liu CH*, Yang N, Wang Q, Hu YL, Zhang GY, Zhu BL. Risk factors associated with fluoroquinolone-resistant tuberculosis in a Beijing tuberculosis referral hospital. Respirology 2011, 16: 918-925.

26. Ding JB, Pan YL, Jiang H, Cheng JS, Liu TT, Qin N, Yang Y, Cui BY, Chen C, Liu CH, Mao K, Zhu BL. The whole genome sequences of four Brucella strains. Journal of Bacteriology 2011 Jul; 193 (14):3674-3675.

27. Wu ZW, Li M, Wang CJ, Li J, Lu N, Zhang RF, Jiang YQ, Yang RF, Liu CH, Liao H, Gao GF, Tang JQ, Zhu BL. Probing genomic diversity and evolution of 1 Streptococcus suis 2 serotype 2 by NimbleGen tiling array. BMC Genomics 2011 May 10; 12(1):219.

28. Liu CH, Lee SM, VanLare JM, Kasper DL, Mazmanian SK. Regulation of surface architecture by symbiotic bacteria mediates host colonization Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2008, 105 (10): 3951-3956.

29. Feng YJ, Zheng F, Pan X, Sun W, Wang C, Dong Y, Ju AP, Ge J, Liu D, Liu CH, Yan J, Tang J, Gao GF. Existence and characterization of allelic variants of Sao, a newly identified surface protein from Streptococcus suis. FEBS Microbiology Letter 2007, 275(1): 80-88.

30. Liu CHGoldberg AL, Qiu XB. New insights into the role of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in the regulation of apoptosis. Chang Gung Medical Journal 2007 30 (6): 469-479. (Invited Review Article)

31. Mazmanian SK, Liu CH, Tzianabos AO, Kasper DL. An immunomodulatory molecule of symbiotic bacteria directs maturation of the host immune system. Cell 2005, 122: 107-118.

32. Shi R, Ma WL, Liu CH, Song YB, Mao XM, Zheng WL. An oligonucleotide microarray bait for isolation of target gene fragment. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2004, 37 (2): 148-152.

33. Liu CH, Ma WL, Shi R, Zhang B, Ou YQ, Zheng WL. Gene expression study of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the Agilent 2100 bioanalyser. British Journal of Biomedical Science 2003, 60 (1): 22-25.

34. Liu CH, Ma WL, Shi R, Ou YQ, Zhang B, Zheng WL. Possibility of using DNA chip technology for diagnosis of human Papillomavirus. Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2003, 36 (4): 349-353.

35. Li L, Ma WL, Zhu J, Shi R, Liu CH, Chen JK, Zheng WL. A modified restriction display PCR method in sample-labelling of DNA microarray. Journal of Virological Methods 2003, 114 (1): 71-75.


Selected Books:

1. Ubiquitin-Mediated Proteolysis. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Press, Beijing,   China (in Chinese, 2008).

2. Bioterrorism: Hazards and Prevention. Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, China (in Chinese, 2005)

3. Manual of Laboratory Biosafety. Science Publishing Company, Guangzhou, China (in Chinese, 2004)

4. Molecular Ontology. Science Publishing Company, Guangzhou, China (in Chinese, 2003)

5. Molecular Mechanism and Clinical Characteristics of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. Science Publishing Company, Guangzhou, China (in Chinese, 2003)

6. Protocols and Applications of DNA Chip Technology. Guangdong Technology Publishing Company, Guangzhou, China (in Chinese, 2002)

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