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He Liu

  • Associate Professor
    Biology Department

2017     Sam Drogo Technology in the Classroom Award, Human Anatomy & Physiology Society

2017     Gannon Choice Award, 1st Place, for Electronic Poster Presentation at Community Expo for Teaching and Learning

2016    President’s Award for Excellence in Technology 2nd Place, Gannon University

2015 - 2019 Faculty Scholarship and Research Recognition Certificate, Gannon University

2015 - 2019 Faculty Research Grant, Gannon University

2015 - 2019 Faculty Development Grant, Gannon University

Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL 122)

Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab (BIOL 123)

Human Physiology (BIOL 368)

Human Physiology Lab (BIOL 369)

Cellular Biochemistry (BIOL 373)

Research Methods in Biology (BIOL 290)

Introductory Chinese II (CHIN 112)

Ph.D., Zoology (Molecular Neurobiology), The University of Texas at Austin, 2006

B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, 1999


Certificate in Computer Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, 2013

Certificate in Heath Information Management, University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Gannon University, 2014 – 2018

Postdoctoral Teaching Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX 2011 – 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin, 2006 – 2011


Pulications: (with names of undergraduate students underlined)

22. Isaac Hodapp and He Liu  2019 Intrarenal Dopamine Metabolism J Med Discov 4(1):jmd19001; March 22, 2019.

21.Mary Vagula and He Liu 2018 Teaching Acid-Base Homeostasis Using Collaborative, Problem-based Learning and Human Patient Simulators in a Physiology Laboratory HAPS Educator 22:176-180.

20. Joshuva John and He Liu 2018  Glyphosate monitoring in water, foods and urine reveals an association between urinary glyphosate and tea-drinking: a pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering 2018; 7:2

19. He Liu and Mary Vagula 2017 Observation of Student Behaviors of Watching Online Tutorial Videos and Strategies to Increase Engagement. HAPS Educator 21(2) 128-130.

18. Anthony Concilla and He Liu 2017 Presence of Agricultural Herbicide Atrazine in Water, Foods, and Human Urine Samples. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 9-13. 

17. Anthony Concilla & He Liu 2017 Changes in Gene Expression Linked to Adverse Health Effects of Herbicide Atrazine International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine Vol. 6, pp. 17-20

16. Jared N. Wilczynski & He Liu 2016 Prion Disease and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Int J Cell Sci & Mol Biol. 2016; 1(2) : 555557

15. He Liu & Mary Vagula 2016 A Modified Protocol of Salivary Cortisol Determination to Optimize Undergraduate Laboratory Learning Experiences. HAPS Educator 20: 49-51. doi:10.21692/haps.2016.011

14. Mary Vagula & He Liu 2016 Enhancing the Learning Experiences of Undergraduate Students through Pre-recorded Video Lectures. HAPS Educator 20:45-48. doi: 10.21692/haps.2016.010

13. He Liu & Ni Song 2016 Molecular Mechanism of Adult Neurogenesis and its Association with Human Brain Diseases Journal of Central Nervous System Disease 8:5-11 (PubMed: 27375363)

12. Jennifer Thies, Vanessa Neutzler, Fidelma O’Leary & He Liu  Differential Effects of TRPA and TRPV Channels on Behaviors of C. elegans  accepted by Journal of Experimental Neuroscience 2016:10 71-75

11. He Liu 2016 New Evidence Suggests Link between Prion Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease MOJ Cell Science & Report 3(3): 00056

10. He Liu & Katherine Hanna  2016 ACTH-independent Hypercorticism in Adrenal Tumors and Adrenocortical Hyperplasia Cell Communication Insights 2016:8 7-11

9. Ni Song & He Liu 2015 Multiple effects of caffeine on physiology MOJ Cell Science & Report  2(4):37

8. He Liu & Mary Vagula 2015 An Undergraduate Physiology Laboratory Module of Salivary Cortisol Measurement with an Emphasis on Circadian Rhythmicity and Quantitative Analysis HAPS Educator 19(3) 22-5

7. Mary Vagula, He Liu, & Michael McCarthy 2015 Teaching Cardiopulmonary Physiology to Upper Level Undergraduate Students with Clinical Correlation Using Human Patient Simulators HAPS Educator 19(3) 39-45

6. He Liu & Baker Jabir 2015 Association between Ethanol Consumption and Hypertension Risk. J Heart and Cardiology 1(2): 1-4.

5. He Liu 2014 The Structure of NMDA receptor revealed  MOJ Cell Science and Report 1(2):00014

4. He Liu & Richard Aldrich 2011 Tissue-specific N-terminus of hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) 4 channel affects channel activation Journal of Biological Chemistry 286(16):14209-14.

3. He Liu, Mingming Wu, & Harold Zakon 2008 A novel Na+ channel splice form contributes to the regulation of an androgen-dependent social signal. Journal of Neuroscience. 28(37):9173-82.

2. He Liu, Mingming Wu, & Harold Zakon 2007 Individual variation and hormonal modulation of a sodium channel beta subunit in the electric organ correlate with variation in a social signal. Developmental Neurobiology. 67(10):1289-304

1. Caixia Guo, Tieshan Tang, Xiaoming Mu, Shuhong Li, Guoqiang Fu, He Liu, & Yixun Liu 1999 Cloning of novel temperature-related expressed sequence tags in rat testis during spermatogenesis Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (258), 401-406.


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Member, Financial Committee, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (2018-2011)

Member, Animal Use Committee, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (2017-2018)

Member, Safety Committee, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (2017-2018)

Member, Teacher Education Advisory Committee (since fall 2018)

Member, University Review Council (since August 2018 )

Member, University Risk Management Review Committee (2018 – 2021)

Member, University Academic Safety Committee, September 2016 – December 2017, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, Intellectual Property Policy Task Force, 2016 - 2017, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, Pre-Health Applicant Review Committee, 2016 - 2018, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, Safety Committee, 2016 - current, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, Risk Management Review Committee, 2015- 2017, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, University Review Council, 2015- 2018, Gannon University, Erie, PA.

Member, Faculty Senate Administrator Evaluation Subcommittee, 2014-2015, Gannon University, Erie, PA.


Editorial Board Member of 28 journals

Peer reviewer of 12 journals

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