In my laboratory, we combine molecular biology, mouse genetics, imaging, and physiology techniques to study the structure and function of retinal ganglion cells during development and in a disease condition. Specifically, we focus on the roles of two neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin 3 (NT-3), in ganglion cell postnatal maturation and in a mouse glaucoma model.

The Team

Xiaorong Liu,  Principal Investigator

Genn Suyeoka

Liang Feng

Hui Chen

Previous Lab Members




Zhen Puyang

Mingna Liu,  Research Scientist


University of Virginia offers great research environment, and Charlottesville is a pleasant place to live. Interested individuals please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references by email to Dr. Xiaorong Liu (