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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge

 

Nai-Chieh Liu

Nai-Chieh Liu

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) Research

Supervisors - Jane Ladlow and Dr David Sargan


Biography:

Nai-Chieh obtained her veterinary degree (DVM) at National Taiwan University and then working as a junior training surgeon at WellcareVet Specialist Hospital in Taipei. She joined the BOAS team in Oct 2011 as an MPhil+PhD student working on developing a non-invasive screening test for BOAS using whole-body barometric plethymgraphy and evaluating outcomes of different surgical procedures for BOAS. 

Research Interests

  • Pathophysiology of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
  • Advanced upper airway tract surgery
  • Respiratory physiology in dogs  

Keywords

  • Non-invasive respiratory function test
  • Whole body barometic plethysmography
  • Brachycephalic dogs
  • Upper airway tract corrective surgery

Collaborators

Key Publications

Liu N-C, Adams VJ, Kalmar L, Ladlow JF, and Sargan DR (2016) Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography Characterizes Upper Airway Obstruction in 3 Brachycephalic Breeds of Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 30: 853–865. doi: 10.1111/jvim.13933

Liu N-C, Sargan DR, Adams VJ, Ladlow JF (2015) Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130741. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130741