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Tie Liu


Ph.D. in Plant Biology. Beijing-Yale Joint program: Peking University and Yale University 2006

Current position

Postdoc fellow in Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford. His research centers on plant stem cell formation and maintenance


  1. Reinhart, B. J., Liu, T., Newell, N. R., Magnani, E., Huang, T., Kerstetter, R., Michaels, S. and Barton, M. K. (2013). Establishing a framework for the Ad/abaxial regulatory network of Arabidopsis: ascertaining targets of class III homeodomain leucine zipper and KANADI regulation. Plant Cell 25(9): 3228-3249.
  2. Liu, T., Reinhart, B. J., Magnani, E., Huang, T., Kerstetter, R. and Barton, M. K. (2012). Of blades and branches: understanding and expanding the Arabidopsis ad/abaxial regulatory network through target gene identification. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 77: 31-45.
  3. Brandt, R., Salla‐Martret, M., Bou‐Torrent, J., Musielak, T., Stahl, M., Lanz, C., Ott, F., Schmid, M., Greb, T. and Schwarz, M. (2012). Genome‐wide binding‐site analysis of REVOLUTA reveals a link between leaf patterning and light‐mediated growth responses. The Plant Journal 72(1): 31-42.
  4. Liu, T., Tausta, S., Gandotra, N., Nelson, T. (2012).
Rice seed development: a cornerstone for cereal crops. Book chapter. Seed Development: OMICS technologies toward improvement of seed quality and crop yield. Springer, USA.
  5. 5.    Liu, T., Ohashi-Ito, K. and Bergmann, D. C. (2009). Orthologs of Arabidopsis thaliana stomatal bHLH genes and regulation of stomatal development in grasses. Development 136(13): 2265-2276.
  6. Liu, T.*, Liu, S.*, Guan, H., Ma, L., Chen, Z., Gu, H. and Qu, L. (2009).
Expression profiling analysis of the effect of heavy metal lead (Pb) on Arabidopsis. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67, 377-386. (*These authors made equal contributions to the work)
  7. Jiao, Y.*, Tausta, S. L.*, Gandotra, N.*, Sun, N.*, Liu, T.*, Clay, N. K., Ceserani, T., Chen, M., Ma, L., Holford, M., Zhang, H. Y., Zhao, H., Deng, X. W. and Nelson, T. (2009). A transcriptome atlas of rice cell types uncovers cellular, functional and developmental hierarchies. Nat Genet 41(2): 258-263. (*These authors made equal contributions to the work)
  8. Nelson, T., Tausta, S., Gandotra, N., Liu, T, Ceserani, T., Chen, M., Jiao, Y., Ma, L., Deng, X., Sun, X., Holfold, M., Li, N., Sun, N. and Zhao, H. (2008).
The promise of systems biology for deciphering the control of C4 leaf development: transcriptome profiling of leaf cell types. Book chapter. Charting New Pathways To C4 Rice. World Scientific 317-332.
  9. Nelson, T., Tausta, S. L., Gandotra, N. and Liu, T. (2006). Laser microdissection of plant tissue: what you see is what you get. Annu Rev Plant Biol 57: 181-201.
  10. Jiao, Y., Yang, H., Ma, L., Sun, N., Yu, H., Liu, T., Gao, Y., Gu, H., Chen, Z., Wada, M., Gerstein, M., Zhao, H., Qu, L. J. and Deng, X. W. (2003). A genome-wide analysis of blue-light regulation of Arabidopsis transcription factor gene expression during seedling development. Plant Physiol 133(4): 1480-1493.
Protocols by Tie Liu
  1. Isolation of Rice Embryo Single Cell Type using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)
  2. Plastic Embedding and Sectioning of Plant Tissues