University of Science and Technology of China, BS 1982 Computer Science
Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, MS 1986 Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center, PhD 1993 Biophysics


Unlisted - International Colle (1982)
Graduate School
Unlisted - International Colle (1986)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1993)

Research Interest

  • Epigenetic regulation of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure
  • Intracellular signaling
  • Molecular mechanism of cardiovascular diseases
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Vascular biology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

FoxO4 inhibits atherosclerosis through its function in bone marrow derived cells.
Zhu M, Zhang QJ, Wang L, Li H, Liu ZP Atherosclerosis 2011 Oct
The histone trimethyllysine demethylase JMJD2A promotes cardiac hypertrophy in response to hypertrophic stimuli in mice.
Zhang QJ, Chen HZ, Wang L, Liu DP, Hill JA, Liu ZP J. Clin. Invest. 2011 Jun 121 6 2447-56
Tumor-suppressive functions of leucine zipper transcription factor-like 1.
Wei Q, Zhou W, Wang W, Gao B, Wang L, Cao J, Liu ZP Cancer Res. 2010 Apr 70 7 2942-50
FoxO4 inhibits NF-kappaB and protects mice against colonic injury and inflammation.
Zhou W, Cao Q, Peng Y, Zhang QJ, Castrillon DH, DePinho RA, Liu ZP Gastroenterology 2009 Oct 137 4 1403-14
Foxo4 regulates TNFa-directed smooth muscle cell migration by activating matrix metalloproteinase 9 gene transcription
Li H, Liang J, Castrillon DH, DePinho RA, Olson EN, Liu Z-P Molecular and Cellular Biology 2007 27 2676-2686
Modulation of cardiac growth and development by HOP, an unusual homeodomain protein
Shin*, CH, Liu*, ZP, Passier*, R, Zhang, CL, Wang, DZ, Harris, TM, Yamagishi, H, Richardson, JA, Childs, G, Olson, EN Cell 2002 110 725-735
Suppression of proliferation and cardiomyocyte hypertrophy by CHAMP, a cardiac-specific RNA helicase
Liu, ZP, Olson, EN. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2002 99 2043-2048
CHAMP, a novel cardiac-specific helicase regulated by MEF2C
Liu, ZP, Nakagawa, O, Nakagawa, M, Yanagisawa, H, Passier, R, Richardson, JA, Srivastava, D, Olson, EN Dev Biol. 2001 234 497-509
A role for CKII phosphorylation of the cactus PEST domain in dorsoventral patterning of the Drosophila embryo
Liu, ZP, Galindo, RL, Wasserman, SA Genes Dev. 1997 11 3413-3422