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Dr. Ru Liu Bryan Lab

Dr. Ru Liu Bryan

bryan-ru.jpgDr. Ru Liu Bryan received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at Imperial College London, UK, and completed her post-doctoral training in molecular and cellular biology at Cambridge University and the Burnham Institute. Dr. Bryan is a Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. 





About the Lab

The Ru Liu Bryan lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of gout and osteoarthritis focusing on innate immunity, immune-metabolism, and cell signaling. We investigate how metabolic alterations and inflammation influence each other in the development and progression of these diseases.

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Research Findings

Recent research has focused on understanding the role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in cartilage health and osteoarthritis (OA), revealing its importance in maintaining cartilage balance and potential therapeutic applications for OA. 

Dr. Ru Liu Bryan's Research