Department of Urology

Alvin Liu

Research Associate Professor

Retired Emeritus



Office Location: UW South Lake Union II

Our research concerns cancer cell biology – the involvement of cell-cell interaction through signaling molecules and cell contact in the development of tumor and gene expression changes in tumor cell types.

Dr. Liu received his doctoral degree at the University of California, Los Angeles on the evolution of globin genes under Dr. Winston Salser.  He received a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research fellowship to study antigenic variation in trypanosomes under Dr. Piet Borst at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Cancer Institute.  Prior to his appointment at UW, he worked on human-mouse chimeric antibodies at INGENE, Santa Monica, and differential gene expression of prostate cancer at Cytometrics, San Diego.