Dr. Liao is Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She was trained at Beth Israel Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical school for her postdoctoral research after she received her PhD in biophysics. She rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine at Harvard before she was recruited to Stanford CVMed and CVI in December, 2017. Dr. Liao co-directs the Stanford Amyloid Center with Drs. Ronald Wittles and Michaela Liedtke. Her research interest has centered on two areas of investigation: to define the mechanisms governing the development of amyloid cardiomyopathy and to understand endogenous cardiac regenerative capacity in the adult heart. Dr. Liao's research program aims to elucidate the key mechanisms underlying the transition from a healthy to a failing heart, and ultimately to reverse this deleterious process. Her lab has made critical contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of amyloid cardiomyopathy and the regulation of cardiac repair and function in ischemic, dilated, and idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Her efforts have universally involved collaboration with local, national, and international colleagues. Through this process, Dr. Liao's research program has contributed to the scientific knowledge base and education of the next generation of scientists.