Upstate Medical University

Dongmei Liu

Laboratory Manager

Dongmei Liu, MS, MA is the Laboratory Manager for the Upstate Global Health Institute. She was born in China, where she received a B.S. in Biology from Sichuan University and an M.S. in Information Technology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. After working as a journal editor for four years, she moved to the U.S. and settled in Buffalo, NY, where she received a M.A. in Biology from Buffalo State College. She then went on to work in a research laboratory at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute for five years. There, she focused on cell-based assays for breast cancer research.
Dongmei moved to Syracuse in 2005, and joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Upstate Medical University as a laboratory manager. Her work primarily involved testing the antiviral efficacy of chemical compounds on the varicella zoster virus through cell-based assays and mouse models. While working as a full-time employee, Dongmei earned an A.A.S. in Nursing and became a registered professional nurse in 2016.
Dongmei brought her diverse academic training, rich laboratory experience, and nursing skills to the Institute for Global Health and Translational Science in 2022. She now serves as both the laboratory manager overseeing the operation of the sample processing laboratory, as well as an unblinded pharmacist for selected clinical trials.