Liu Named Deputy Director of CSR Division
The Center for Scientific Review has named Dr. Yujing Liu new deputy director of its Division of Receipt and Referral. He comes to CSR from the National Institute of Nursing Research, where he was chief of the Scientific Review Branch for the past 9 years.
“Dr. Liu has a warm, collaborative style that will be an asset in the division’s many interactions with extramural applicants, NIH institute and center staff and other HHS agency officials,” said DRR director Dr. Cathleen Cooper. “We are also pleased that he brings to CSR a broad NIH perspective and proven leadership skills.”
In his new post, Liu will share responsibility for managing the division, work collaboratively with DRR’s associate and assistant directors and serve as DRR’s training coordinator, with responsibility for the trans-NIH receipt and referral 101 course and the DRR extended training program.
Liu received his doctoral degree in molecular genetics from Syracuse University. He did his postdoctoral training in human genetic diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He then joined the department of pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he conducted research on animal models of human genetic disorders. His research focused on lysosomal storage diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. He also investigated angiogenesis by using mice models.
Liu came to NIH in 2000 to take a position in the Scientific Review Branch at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He then moved to the review chief position at NINR in 2007.