Zhenjie Liu, Ph.D.

Zhenjie Liu, Ph.D.



Zhenjie Liu, Ph.D.

Office Address

252.1 Lande

Position Title

Post-doc fellow w/Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Ph.D.

Areas of Interest

Rebuild the ascending neural circuit from the spiral ganglion to the cochlear nucleus using stem cell-based approaches


  1. Deng X, Liu Z, Li X, Zhou Y, Hu Z. Generation of new hair cells by DNA methyltransferase (Dnmt) inhibitor 5-azacytidine in a chemically-deafened mouse model. Sci Rep. 2019 May 29;9(1):7997. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44313-0. PMID: 31142766
  2. Hu Z, Tao L, Liu Z, Jiang Y, Deng X. Identification of neural stem cells from postnatal mouse auditory cortex in vitro. Stem Cells Dev. 2019 Apr 30. doi: 10.1089/scd.2018.0247, PMID: 31038014
  3. Liu Z, Jiang Y, Li X, Hu Z. Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Peripheral Auditory Neurons Form Neural Connections with Mouse Central Auditory Neurons In Vitro via the α2δ1 Receptor. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 Jun 7. pii: S2213-6711(18)30223-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.05.006. PMID: 29887365
  4. Liu Z, Hu Z Aligned contiguous microfiber platform enhances neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 17;8(1):6087. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24522-9. PMID: 29666444.
  5. Hu Z, Liu Z, Li X, Deng X. Stimulation of synapse formation between stem cell-derived neurons and native brainstem auditory neurons. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 23;7(1):13843. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13764-8. PMID: 29062015

2018- 2019 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Student Travel Award.
2017- 2018 Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship.
2017- 2018 Marion I. Barnhart Graduate Student Award.
2017- 2018 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Student Travel Award.


B.S. - Tianjin Medical University

M.S. - Illinois Institute of Technology

Ph.D - Wayne State University


Zhengqing Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

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