Doctor Michelle Liu

Doctor Michelle Liu

Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow - Pharmacologist/Natural Products Chemistry,
NICM Health Research Institute

Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow - Pharmacologist/Natural Products Chemistry,
NICM Health Research Institute



  • PhD University of South Australia

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • NICM Health Research Institute
  • NICM Health Research Institute


Location: WestmeadParramatta

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Journal Articles

  • Meng, Q., Araby, S., Oh, J., Chand, A., Zhang, X., Kenelak, V., Ma, J., Liu, T. and Ma, J. (2021), 'Accurate self-damage detection by electrically conductive epoxy/graphene nanocomposite film', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol 138, no 20 .
  • Wang, W., Jin, Y., Liu, X., Chen, F., Zheng, X., Liu, T., Yang, Y. and Yu, H. (2021), 'Endogenous stimuli-activatable nanomedicine for immune theranostics for cancer', Advanced Functional Materials, vol 31, no 26 .
  • Wang, S., Cai, R., Xue, H., Liu, T., Han, S., Zhou, Z., Hu, Z. and Meng, Q. (2021), 'Development of high thermally conductive and electrically insulated epoxy nanocomposites with high mechanical performance', Polymer Composites, vol 42, no 9 , pp 4217 - 4226.
  • Zhu, G., Zhang, Q., Zhao, X., Zhang, Q., Chen, W., Xu, L., Zhao, S., Wang, K., Liu, T. and Guo, H. (2021), 'NIR molecule induced self-assembled nanoparticles for synergistic in vivo chemo-photothermal therapy of bladder cancer', Materials Research Express, vol 8, no 4 .
  • Wu, P., Jiang, X., Yin, S., Yang, Y., Liu, T. and Wang, K. (2021), 'Biomimetic recombinant of red blood cell membranes for improved photothermal therapy', Journal of Nanobiotechnology, vol 19, no 1 .
  • Wu, P., Yin, S., Liu, T., Ding, D. and Wang, K. (2021), '"Building-block crosslinking" micelles for enhancing cellular transfection of biocompatible polycations', Science China Materials, vol 64, no 1 , pp 241 - 251.
  • Zheng, X., Jin, Y., Liu, X., Liu, T., Wang, W. and Yu, H. (2021), 'Photoactivatable nanogenerators of reactive species for cancer therapy', Bioactive Materials, vol 6, no 12 , pp 4301 - 4318.
  • Yang, H., Liu, T., Xu, Y., Su, G., Liu, T., Yu, Y. and Xu, B. (2021), 'Protein corona precoating on redox-responsive chitosan-based nano-carriers for improving the therapeutic effect of nucleic acid drugs', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol 265 .
  • Gu, Q., Wang, Q., Dai, W., Wang, X., Ban, Y., Liu, T., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y., Ling, Y. and Zeng, X. (2021), 'K2S2O8-mediated regio- and stereo-selective thiocyanation of enamides with NH4SCN', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, vol 19, no 11 , pp 2512 - 2516.
  • Zhao, Y., Wang, K., Zheng, Y., Zeng, X., Lim, Y. and Liu, T. (2021), 'Co-delivery of salinomycin and curcumin for cancer stem cell treatment by inhibition of cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition', Frontiers in Chemistry, vol 8 .
  • Gu, Z., Liu, T., Liu, C., Yang, Y., Tang, J., Song, H., Wang, Y., Yang, Y. and Yu, C. (2021), 'Ferroptosis-strengthened metabolic and inflammatory regulation of tumor-associated macrophages provokes potent tumoricidal activities', Nano Letters, vol 21, no 15 , pp 6471 - 6479.
  • Zhao, Y., Zheng, Y., Zhu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhu, H. and Liu, T. (2021), 'M1 macrophage-derived exosomes loaded with Gemcitabine and Deferasirox against chemoresistant pancreatic cancer', Pharmaceutics, vol 13, no 9 .
  • Meng, Q., Kenelak, V., Chand, A., Kang, H., Han, S. and Liu, T. (2020), 'A highly flexible, electrically conductive, and mechanically robust graphene/epoxy composite film for its self-damage detection', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol 137, no 34 .
  • Zhao, Y., Fletcher, N., Gemmell, A., Houston, Z., Howard, C., Blakey, I., Liu, T. and Thurecht, K. (2020), 'Investigation of the therapeutic potential of a synergistic delivery system through dual controlled release of camptothecin-doxorubicin', Advanced Therapeutics, vol 3, no 6 .
  • Meng, Q., Yu, Y., Tian, J., Yang, Z., Guo, S., Cai, R., Han, S., Liu, T. and Ma, J. (2020), 'Multifunctional, durable and highly conductive graphene/sponge composites', Nanotechnology, vol 31, no 46 .
  • Zhang, C., Liu, T., Wang, W., Bell, C., Han, Y., Fu, C., Peng, H., Tan, X., Kral, P., Gaus, K., Gooding, J. and Whittaker, A. (2020), 'Tuning of the aggregation behavior of fluorinated polymeric nanoparticles for improved therapeutic efficacy', ACS Nano, vol 14, no 6 , pp 7425 - 7434.
  • Meng, Q., Liu, Z., Cai, R., Han, S., Lu, S. and Liu, T. (2020), 'Non-oxidized graphene/elastomer composite films for wearable strain and pressure sensors with ultra-high flexibility and sensitivity', Polymers for Advanced Technologies, vol 31, no 2 , pp 214 - 225.
  • Meng, Q., Han, S., Liu, T., Ma, J., Ji, S., Dai, J., Kang, H. and Ma, J. (2020), 'Noncovalent modification of boron nitrite nanosheets for thermally conductive, mechanically resilient epoxy nanocomposites', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 59, no 47 , pp 20701 - 20710.
  • Chen, G., Zhao, Y., Xu, Y., Zhu, C., Liu, T. and Wang, K. (2020), 'Chitosan nanoparticles for oral photothermally enhanced photodynamic therapy of colon cancer', International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol 589 .
  • Zhang, S., Gan, Y., Shao, L., Liu, T., Wei, D., Yu, Y., Guo, H. and Zhu, H. (2020), 'Virus mimetic shell-sheddable chitosan micelles for siVEGF delivery and FRET-traceable acid-triggered release', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol 12, no 48 , pp 53598 - 53614.
  • Xiao, L., Wei, F., Zhou, Y., Anderson, G., Frazer, D., Lim, Y., Liu, T. and Xiao, Y. (2020), 'Dihydrolipoic acid-gold nanoclusters regulate microglial polarization and have the potential to alter neurogenesis', Nano Letters, vol 20, no 1 , pp 478 - 495.
  • Han, S., Meng, Q., Chand, A., Wang, S., Li, X., Kang, H. and Liu, T. (2019), 'A comparative study of two graphene based elastomeric composite sensors', Polymer Testing, vol 80 .
  • Han, S., Meng, Q., Qiu, Z., Osman, A., Cai, R., Yu, Y., Liu, T. and Araby, S. (2019), 'Mechanical, toughness and thermal properties of 2D material-reinforced epoxy composites', Polymer, vol 184 .
  • Dai, W., Liu, P., Guo, S., Liu, Z., Wang, M., Shi, J., Tong, B., Liu, T., Cai, Z. and Dong, Y. (2019), 'Triphenylquinoline (TPQ)-based dual-state emissive probe for cell imaging in multicellular tumor spheroids', ACS Applied Bio Materials, vol 2, no 8 , pp 3686 - 3692.
  • Zhao, W., Zhao, Y., Wang, Q., Liu, T., Sun, J. and Zhang, R. (2019), 'Remote light-responsive nanocarriers for controlled drug delivery : advances and perspectives', Small, vol 15, no 45 .
  • Zhao, Y., Chen, G., Meng, Z., Gong, G., Zhao, W., Wang, K. and Liu, T. (2019), 'A novel nanoparticle drug delivery system based on PEGylated hemoglobin for cancer therapy', Drug Delivery, vol 26, no 1 , pp 717 - 723.
  • Han, S., Meng, Q., Pan, X., Liu, T., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Haridy, S. and Araby, S. (2019), 'Synergistic effect of graphene and carbon nanotube on lap shear strength and electrical conductivity of epoxy adhesives', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol 136, no 42 .
  • Gu, Z., Liu, T., Tang, J., Yang, Y., Song, H., Tuong, Z., Fu, J. and Yu, C. (2019), 'Mechanism of iron oxide-induced macrophage activation : the impact of composition and the underlying signaling pathway', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol 141, no 15 , pp 6122 - 6126.
  • Meng, Q., Liu, Z., Han, S., Xu, L., Araby, S., Cai, R., Zhao, Y., Lu, S. and Liu, T. (2019), 'A facile approach to fabricate highly sensitive, flexible strain sensor based on elastomeric/graphene platelet composite film', Journal of Materials Science, vol 54, no 15 , pp 10856 - 10870.
  • Han, S., Meng, Q., Araby, S., Liu, T. and Demiral, M. (2019), 'Mechanical and electrical properties of graphene and carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy adhesives : experimental and numerical analysis', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol 120 , pp 116 - 126.
  • Shi, G., Liu, T., Kopecki, Z., Cowin, A., Lee, I., Pai, J., Lowe, S. and Zhong, Y. (2019), 'A multifunctional wearable device with a graphene/silver nanowire nanocomposite for highly sensitive strain sensing and drug delivery', C: Journal of Carbon Research, vol 5, no 2 .
  • Fu, C., Tang, J., Pye, A., Liu, T., Zhang, C., Tan, X., Han, F., Peng, H. and Whittaker, A. (2019), 'Fluorinated glycopolymers as reduction-responsive 19F MRI agents for targeted imaging of cancer', Biomacromolecules, vol 20, no 5 , pp 2043 - 2050.
  • Meng, Q., Zhao, Y., Liu, Z., Han, S., Lu, S. and Liu, T. (2019), 'Flexible strain sensors based on epoxy/graphene composite film with long molecular weight curing agents', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol 136, no 35 .
  • Zhao, Y., Zhao, W., Lim, Y. and Liu, T. (2019), 'Salinomycin-loaded gold nanoparticles for treating cancer stem cells by ferroptosis-induced cell death', Molecular Pharmaceutics, vol 16, no 6 , pp 2532 - 2539.
  • Zhao, Y., Fletcher, N., Liu, T., Gemmell, A., Houston, Z., Blakey, I. and Thurecht, K. (2018), 'In vivo therapeutic evaluation of polymeric nanomedicines : effect of different targeting peptides on therapeutic efficacy against breast cancer', Nanotheranostics, vol 2, no 4 , pp 360 - 370.
  • You, L., Wang, J., Liu, T., Zhang, Y., Han, X., Wang, T., Guo, S., Dong, T., Xu, J., Anderson, G., Liu, Q., Chang, Y., Lou, X. and Nie, G. (2018), 'Targeted brain delivery of rabies virus glycoprotein 29-modified deferoxamine-loaded nanoparticles reverses functional deficits in Parkinsonian mice', ACS Nano, vol 12, no 5 , pp 4123 - 4139.
  • Guo, S., Liu, G., Frazer, D., Liu, T., You, L., Xu, J., Wang, Y., Anderson, G. and Nie, G. (2018), 'Polymeric nanoparticles enhance the ability of deferoxamine to deplete hepatic and systemic iron', Nano Letters, vol 18, no 9 , pp 5782 - 5790.
  • Liu, T., Guo, S., Nie, G. and Anderson, G. (2017), 'Hepatospheres formed in quasi-spherical microwells to study the therapeutic efficacy of novel liver-targeted iron chelator-loaded nanoformulations', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol 32, no S2 , pp 8 - 8.
  • Tse, B., Cowin, G., Soekmadji, C., Jovanovic, L., Vasireddy, R., Ling, M., Khatri, A., Liu, T., Thierry, B. and Russell, P. (2015), 'PSMA-targeting iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles enhance MRI of preclinical prostate cancer', Nanomedicine, vol 10, no 3 , pp 375 - 386.
  • Pai, J., Liu, T., Hsu, H., Wedding, A., Thierry, B. and Bagnaninchi, P. (2014), 'Molecular photo-thermal optical coherence phase microscopy using gold nanorods', RSC Advances, vol 4, no 51 , pp 27067 - 27073.
  • Liu, T., Kempson, I., De Jonge, M., Howard, D. and Thierry, B. (2014), 'Quantitative synchrotron X-ray fluorescence study of the penetration of transferrin-conjugated gold nanoparticles inside model tumour tissues', Nanoscale, vol 6, no 16 , pp 9774 - 9782.
  • Liu, T., Yang, C., Dieguez, L., Denman, J. and Thierry, B. (2014), 'Robust and flexible fabrication of chemical micropatterns for tumor spheroid preparation', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol 6, no 13 , pp 10162 - 10171.
  • Liu, T., Chien, C., Parkinson, L. and Thierry, B. (2014), 'Advanced micromachining of concave microwells for long term on-chip culture of multicellular tumor spheroids', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol 6, no 11 , pp 8090 - 8097.
  • Liu, T., Winter, M. and Thierry, B. (2014), 'Quasi-spherical microwells on superhydrophobic substrates for long term culture of multicellular spheroids and high throughput assays', Biomaterials, vol 35, no 23 , pp 6060 - 6068.
  • Liu, T., Cousins, A., Chien, C., Kempson, I., Thompson, S., Hwu, Y. and Thierry, B. (2013), 'Immunospecific targeting of CD45 expressing lymphoid cells : towards improved detection agents of the sentinel lymph node', Cancer Letters, vol 328, no 2 , pp 271 - 277.
  • Xu, J., Ma, A., Liu, T., Lu, C., Wang, D. and Xu, H. (2013), 'Janus-like Pickering emulsions and their controllable coalescence', Chemical Communications, vol 49, no 92 , pp 10871 - 10873.
  • Kempson, I., Smith, E., Douglas, M., Thierry, B., Liu, T., Howard, D., DeJonge, M., Paterson, D. and Bezak, E. (2013), 'X ray fluorescence in member states', XRF Newsletter, vol 24 , pp 12 - 16.
  • Liu, T. and Thierry, B. (2012), 'A solution to the PEG dilemma : efficient bioconjugation of large gold nanoparticles for biodiagnostic applications using mixed layers', Langmuir, vol 28, no 44 , pp 15634 - 15642.

Conference Papers

  • Guo, S., Liu, G., Liu, T., Frazer, D., Nie, G. and Anderson, G. (2017), 'Improving the efficiency of iron chelators using nanotechnology', International Biolron Society, Los Angeles, U.S..

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