Shan Liao

Associate Professor

Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Full Member

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

PhD


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.7356

Web presence

Website

Location

Office : HSC1647

Preferred method of communication

Administrative Assistant
Barbara Chyz  
Email: chyz@ucalgary.ca          
Phone: 403.220.4555


Research and teaching

Research Activities

Initial lymphatic vessels collect interstitial fluid to create lymph. The collected lymph is transported through collecting lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, and eventually returned to blood circulation to maintain tissue fluid balance. Antigen and dendritic cells (DCs) use this route to enter the draining lymph node (LN) to initiate an immune response. Metastatic tumor cells also frequently spread through lymphatic vessels and colonize in LNs.

We are using inflammation, infection and cancer models to study lymphatic function and immune regulation.


Publications

PubMed