Yutao Liu

Associate Professor

Yutao Liu

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Culver Vision Discovery Inst

The Graduate School


Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus. He is good at applying high-throughput sequencing and genotyping as well as microarray-based technologies into his genomics research.


  • Ph.D., Genome Sciences/Genomics University of Tennessee, 2006

  • MS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Truman State University, 2001

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio
  • GNMD 8060

    Genomic Medicine Seminar
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • VBIO 8010

    Methods in Cardiovascular Rese
  • BIOM 8022

    Molecular Cell Biology
  • ANAT 9300

  • ANAT 9010

    Seminar in Cell Bio-Anm
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • ANAT 8050

    Graduate Histology
  • ANAT 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • ANAT 8120

    Cell Biology Techniques
  • ANAT 9020

    Seminar in Cell Bio/Anatomy


Selected Recent Publications

  • Age at natural menopause genetic risk score in relation to age at natural menopause and primary open-angle glaucoma in a US-based sample., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Comparative Study of Serum Exosome Isolation Using Differential Ultracentrifugation and Three Commercial Reagents., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Molecular and Histopathological Changes Associated with Keratoconus., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Gene signatures of postoperative atrial fibrillation in atrial tissue after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in patients receiving $β$-blockers, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Extracellular vesicles in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Our research is to identify and characterize the role of genetic factors in primary open-angle glaucoma and keratoconus. We are also interested in the role of exosome and its miRNA/protein contents in aging-related disorders.