We welcome Qinghang (Chris) Liu to the department faculty as assistant professor. A native of China, Chris did his PhD work in cardiovascular physiology with Polly Hoffman at the University of Tennessee and then postdoctoral research with Jeff Molkentin at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research focuses on defining the novel signaling and transcriptional regulatory mechanisms that underlie cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, using gene targeted and transgenic mouse models. Chris held an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship and currently holds an NIH Pathway to Independence grant. We welcome Chris, his wife Yi Chen (who works with Chris in the lab), and their daughter Jenny to Seattle.