Lucy Liaw, PhD


Professor of Medicine



BS, Biology, University of Arizona
PhD, Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle
Postdoctoral Training, Vanderbilt University


Campus: MMCRI, Scarborough, ME
Laboratory: 20325 & 20326

Contact Information

Office Phone: 207-396-8142
Lab Phone: 207-396-8177
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

My laboratory is interested in understanding how blood vessels develop during embryogenesis and repair themselves following vascular injury. In addition, we apply our knowledge of molecular signaling in the vasculature to address situations of pathological vascular remodeling such as in cancer progression. We focus on the Notch signaling pathway and the impact on endothelial and smooth muscle cell biology. We study Notch signals in vitro in human primary vascular cells to understand signaling pathways leading to cell differentiation and phenotype changes. In addition, we have generated transgenic mouse models to address the roles of Notch signaling during remodeling of the vasculature in vivo.


Lab Members

Jessica Davis-Knowlton, PhD Student in Cellular, Molecular & Developmental Biology  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Anne E Harrington, Technology Manager Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Terry Henderson, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jacqueline Turner, Postbaccalaureate Research Intern Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research