Yingying Liu

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MS in Patent Law, The University of Notre Dame du Lac, May 2015 (expected)

Yingying acquired her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Peking University in 2011 and her B.E. in Biological Engineering from Fuzhou University in 2005 in China. Upon graduation from Peking University in July of 2011, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, from September of 2011 to June of 2014.


Biographical Information

Yingying has done research for nine years in several different fields. Her Ph.D. project focused on the regulatory mechanism of neuronal development, which furthered the understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Then her research work as a postdoctoral fellow lied in cancer research and cardiac disease, aiming to develop a novel anti-cancer treatment and understand the mechanism of a promising potential treatment to heart failure. She also was a member of American Biophysical Society. Besides the research work, she is also a freelance translator on patents in Biology and Chemistry fields. So far she has translated 12 patents from English to Chinese (totally 165 thousand words) and one patent from Chinese to English (totally 20 thousand characters).

After exploring in patent law, Yingying realizes that she is more inspired by the combination of Science and Law, and decides to pursue patent law as her career. Currently she is working on two patent applications on projects “A genetic engineering way for the production of peptide therapeutics” and “Multimodal PET and CT preclinical data represented in 3D printed, multimaterial, full-color model”.

While earning her MS in Patent Law, Yingying is working in Notre Dame’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.


Liu Y, White H, Belknap B, Winkelmann D, Forgacs E, Omecamtiv Mecarbil Modulates the Kinetic and Motile Properties of Porcine β-Cardiac Myosin (in submission)

Liu Y, Lu K, Yu A CH, Li Z, Chen J and Teng J. Pacsin1, a Tau-Interacting Protein, Regulates Axonal Elongation and Branching by Facilitating Microtubule Instability. J. Biol. Chem. 287:39911-39924 (2012)

Wang Q, Chen L, Chen L, Shen B, Liu Y, Chen J, Teng J. The Tau-like Protein In Silkworm (bombyx Mori) Induces Microtubule Bundle Formation. Frontiers In Bioscience E4, 998-1008 (2012)

2/2014                  Poster in 58th Annual meeting of Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA

2/2013                  Poster in 57th Annual meeting of Biophysical Society, Philadelphia, PA

Yingying can be reached at liu.165@nd.edu

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