Tong Ming Liu

Tong Ming Liu
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore


Ph.D. in Genetics, Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999-2002. Dissertation: Study on cell cycle synchronization of cultured cells and its effects on nuclear transplantation embryos in fish Advisor: Prof. Qingjiang Wu M.A. in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Wuhan University, 1996-1999 Thesis: Study on construction of plant expression vector for alkalophilic gene and its transformation of plant B.A. in Biology, Department of Biology, Xinyang Normal University, 1990-1994 Concentrations: Effects of different nutritions on growth of Chinese caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps Sinensis)

Research Interest

Bone and cartilage disease modeling, drug screening and gene correction Directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells toward cartilage and bone Direct conversion of human fibroblasts into osteoblasts Gene therapy for cartilage regeneration and repair in regenerative medicine Signaling pathway of genes regulating cartilage differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells Molecular basis of mesenchymal stem cells maintaining their stemness Stem cell biology and technique