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Xiao Liu

Assistant Professor


  • Biomedical Engineering

315 Hallowell Building


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Journal Articles

  • C Chang, D A Leopold, M L Scholvinck, H Mandelkow, D Picchioni, Xiao Liu, F Q Ye, J N Turchi and J H Duyn, 2016, "Tracking brain arousal fluctuations with fMRI", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, (16), pp. 4518–4523

Research Projects

  • September 2016 - August 2019, "Neural Basis of Resting-State Functional Connectivity," (Sponsor: NINDS).
  • July 2017 - July 2018, "Understanding and modifying the effects of chemotherapy on brain function," (Sponsor: Clinical and translational Science institute Bridges to translation RFA-Pilot funding).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Institute for CyberScience, ICS Coordinating Committee, November 2017
  • Committee Member, Research Computing Committee, October 2017

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614