Washington University in St. Louis, Ph.D., May 2009
Nature Neuroscience publication (journal ranked number one in subject specific field) (see "Science Publications" for more details).
Developed muscimol + manganese-MRI technique to visualize reversible inactivation sites and use it to examine the causal roles of macaque LIPd, LIPv, and PRR in oculomotor, reaching, and attentional processing.
Ph.D. Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence H. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, Washington University
Gordon Research Conference Travel Award
Nankai University (Tianjin, China), B.S. (medical science) / M.S. (medical science) / M.D., June 2001
First in Class
Brilliance Foundation Scholarship (1999) (awarded to the number one student in the class)
Nankai University Scholarship (1997-98) (awarded to the number one student in the class)
Medical Scientist Training Scholarship (1994-95) (awarded to the number one student in the class)
Master's Thesis: "The Relationship Between Nitric Oxide, Nitric Oxide Synthase, Excitatory Amino Acids and Cerebral Hemodynamic Phases Following Traumatic Brain Injury."
Master's Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mu Li, M.D., Ph.D. / Department of Neurosurgery / Tianjin First Central Hospital
In Another Sky (literary fiction novel) (2015)
SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES
Liu Y, Yttri EA, and Snyder LH. "Intention and Attention: Different Functional Roles for LIPd and LIPv" (Nature Neuroscience, 13 (4): 495-500, 2010) (journal ranked number one in subject specific field)
Yttri EA, Liu Y, and Snyder LH. "Lesions of Cortical Area LIP Affect Reach Onset Only When the Reach is Accompanied by a Saccade, Revealing an Active Eye-Hand Coordination Circuit."
(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(6): 2371-6, 2013) (official journal of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences)
Yttri EA, Wang C, Liu Y, and Snyder LH. "The Parietal Reach Region is Limb Specific and not Involved in Eye-Hand Coordination." (Journal of Neurophysiology. 113(3): 520-32, 2014)
Liu Y, Yttri EA, and Snyder LH. "Reversible Inactivation Reveals that LIPv Subserves General Attention while LIPd Subserves Saccadic Intention." Society for Neuroscience (Washington, DC), 2008.
Liu Y and Snyder LH. "Effect of Reversible Inactivation of Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area on Saccades and Search." Gordon Research Conferences, Oculomotor System Biology Abstract (Lewiston, ME), 2007