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Jocelyn Liu, B.A.

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Jocelyn graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Economics. She rediscovered her interest in science while working in Dr. Sergey Nuzhdin’s lab in undergrad, looking at the rhizobia-legume symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. Prior to joining the Ndhlovu lab, she worked in Dr. Michelle Tallquist’s lab studying embryonic cardiac fibroblasts, specifically the bi-potential nature of cardiac fibroblast stem cells and knockout models of Tcf21 lineage fibroblasts. Jocelyn’s current research focuses on the role and impact of exosomes on monocyte function and behavior.

Research Interest: Exosomes, Monocytes, Flow cytometry, Immunology, Pediatric HIV, HIV, NeuroHIV, Infectious Disease, Cardiovascular disease, Developmental Biology

Fun Fact: In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. She also has a Diet Coke and sheepadoodle obsession.

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

B.A. Economics – University of Southern California


Swonger JM, Liu JS, Ivey MJ, Tallquist MD. Genetic tools for identifying and manipulating fibroblasts in the mouseDifferentiation. 2016 Sep;92(3):66-83. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2016.05.009. Epub 2016 Jun 21. Review. PMID: 27342817.

McCarthy N, Liu JS, Richarte AM, Eskiocak B, Lovely CB, Tallquist MD, Eberhart JK. Pdgfra and Pdgfrb genetically interact during craniofacial developmentDev Dyn. 2016 Jun;245(6):641-52. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24403. Epub 2016 Apr 5. PMID: 26971580.

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