Assistant Professor



Undergraduate: Xiamen University
Graduate: Xiamen University, Masters in Biology
Graduate: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral research: Columbia University Medical Center


Areas of Interest and Expertise

Stem Cell Biology



Yanling Liao*, Larisa Ivanova, Hongwen Zhu, Ashlin Yahr, Janet Ayello, Carmella van de Ven, Ahmed Rashad, Jouni Uitto, Angela M. Christiano and Mitchell S. Cairo*.(2015) Rescue of the Mucocutaneous Manifestations by Human Cord Blood Derived Non-Hematopoietic Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Stem Cells 33:1807-1817.  *Corresponding authors. Featured cover article.


Yanling Liao, Munenari Itoh, Albert Yang, Hongwen Zhu, Samantha Roberts, Alexandra M Highet, Shaun Latshaw, Kelly Mitchell, Carmella van de Ven, Angela Christiano and Mitchell S. Cairo (2014). Human Cord Blood Derived Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells Promote Wound Healing and Have Therapeutic Potential for Patients With Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Cell Transplant. 23, 303-317. Featured cover article


Yanling Liao, Kavita Radhakrishnan, Jose M. Esquilin, Brinda Mehta, Carmella van de Ven and Mitchell S. Cairo. Clinical Application of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Stem Cells for Tissue Regeneration. (2013) STEM CELLS AND CANCER STEM CELLS: Therapeutic Applications in Disease and Injury. Editor, M. A. Hayat. Springer Company publication. 9: 35-47.


Y. Liao, C.M. Cotten, S. Tan, J. Kurtzberg and M.S. Cairo. (2013). Rescuing the neonatal brain from hypoxic injury with autologous cord blood. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 48:890-900.


Liao, Y., Geyer M., Yang, A., and Cairo, MS. (2011). Human umbilical cord blood transplantation and stem cell regeneration. Experimental Hematology 39(4):393-412.


Liao, Y., Moir, R.D., and Willis, I.M. (2006). Interactions of Brf1 peptides with the tetratricopeptide repeat-containing subunit of TFIIIC inhibit and promote preinitiation complex assembly. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 26, 5946-5956.


Liao, Y., Willis, I.M., and Moir, R.D. (2003). The Brf1 and Bdp1 subunits of transcription factor TFIIIB bind to overlapping sites in the tetratricopeptide repeats of Tfc4. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 278, 44467-44474.