Dr. Song Liu
Dr. Lui
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Degrees: Ph.D. Fiber and Polymer Science (University of California, Davis, 2007), M.E. Textile Chemistry (China Textile University, 2001) 

Mailing Address: Department of Biosystems, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, E2-376 EITC Bldg, 75A Chancellor's Circle, Winnipeg , MB, Canada, R3T 2N2

Tel: (204) 474-9616 Fax: (204) 474-7512
E-mail: song.liu@umanitoba.ca 
Website: http://smartbiomaterials.ca/

Research Interests:
The current research program in my laboratory focuses on 1) the development of novel surface engineering techniques for chemically inert semicrystalline polymers; 2) the development of new biocidal and biocompatible materials;  and 3) micro- and nano-encapsulation of bioactive agents for their targeted and controlled delivery.

Research Grants: 
NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery
Supplement fund from NSERC for enhancing the Discovery Grants of early career researchers (ECRs)
CHRP operating grant (Collaborative Health Research Projects ---jointly funded by NSERC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR))
NSERC Engage Grant
CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation)
MHRC (Manitoba Health Research Council) Establishment and Operating Grants
The Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund
MMSF (Manitoba Medical Service Foundation)
URGP (University Research Grant Program)
Faculty of Human Ecology Startup funds

2012 Rh Award in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Winnipeg Rh Foundation

Recent Publications:

For a list of Dr. Liu's PubMed articles, please click here

Journal Articles:
1. Brichacek, M.; Ning, C.; Gawaziuk, J.P.; Liu, S.; Logsetty, S.* In vitro measurement of burn dressing adherence and the effect of interventions on reducing adherence. Burns, 2017 (in press, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2017.01.012 (Impact Factor: 1.904).
2. Shek, K.; Patidar, R.; Kohja Z.; Liu, S.; Gawaziuk, J.P.; Gawthrop, M.; Kumar A.; Logsetty, S. * Rate of Contamination of Hospital Privacy Curtains on a Burns and Plastic Surgery Ward: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2017, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.03.012 (Impact Factor: 2.655).
3. Kim S.; Chen, Y.; Ho, E.A.*; Liu, S.* Reversibly pH-responsive polyurethane membranes for on-demand intravaginal drug delivery. Acta biomaterialia, 2017; 47(1): 100-112 (Impact Factor: 6.008).
4. Kaur, R.; Liu, S.* Antibacterial surface design-Contact Kill. Progress in Surface Science, 2016, 91(3), 136-153 (2015 Impact Factor: 7.579).
5. Rahma, H.; Nickel, R.; Skoropata, E.; Wroczynsky, Y.; Rutley, C.; Manna, P.K.; Hsiao, C.H.; Ouyang, H.; van Lierop, J.; Liu, S.* Quaternized N-chloramine coated magnetic nanoparticles: a trifecta of superior antibacterial activity, minimal residual toxicity and rapid site removal. RSC advances, 2016, 6: 65837-65846 (2015 Impact Factor: 3.289).
6. Asghari, S.; Logsetty S., Liu S.* Imparting commercial antibacterial dressings with low-adherence to burn wounds. Burns, 2016, 42(4), 877-883 (2015 Impact Factor: 1.904).
7. Ning, C.; Li, L.; Logsetty, S.; Guo, M.; Ens, W.; Liu, S.* Superior antibacterial activity of
new biocides combining nchloramide and quaternary ammonium moieties. RSC advances, 2015, 5, 93877-93887 (2015 Impact Factor: 3.289).
8. Silvaa, M.D.; Ning, C.; Ghanbar, S.; Zhanel, G.; Logsetty, S.; Liu, S.; Kumar, A. Evidence that a novel quaternary compound and its organic N-chloramine derivative do not select for
resistant mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Hospital Infection, 2015, 91(1), 53-
8 (2015 Impact Factor: 2.655).
9. Rahma, H.; Asghari, S.; Logsetty, S.; Gu, X.; Liu, S.* Preparation of hollow N-chloramine-functionalized hemispherical silica particles with enhanced efficacy against bacteria in the presence of organic load: Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7 (21), 11536–11546 (2015 Impact Factor: 7.145).
10. NazariPour, S., Ghugare, S.V.; Wiens, R.; Gough, K; Liu, S.* Controlled in-situ formation of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel on PET surface via SI-ARGET-ATRP for Wound Dressings. Applied Surface Science, 2015, 349, 695-704 (2015 Impact Factor: 3.150, number of citations: 7).
11. Carta T., Gawaziuk J., Liu S., Logsetty S.* Use of mineral oil Fleet enema for the removal of a large tar burn: A case report. Burns, 2014; 41(2):e11-4 (2015 Impact Factor: 1.904).
12. Ning, C.; Logsetty, S.; Ghugare S.; Liu, S.* Effect of Hydrogel coating, water and surfactant wetting on the adherence of PET dressings. Burns, 2014, 40: 1164-1171. (2015 Impact Factor: 1.904, number of citations: 3).
13. Kulkarni, A.; Diehl-Jones, W.; Liu, S.* Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Epidermal Growth Factors on Polyurethane Films for Wound Closure. Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 2014, 29(2), 278-290. (2015 Impact Factor: 1.988, number of citations: 4).
14. Li, L.; Li, J.; Kulkarni, A.;Liu, S.* Polyurethane (PU)-derived photoactive and copper-free clickable surface based on perfluorophenyl azide (PFPA) chemistry. Journal of Material Chemistry B 2013; 1: 571–582. (2015 Impact Factor: 4.872, number of citations: 1).
15. Li, J.; Lin, F.; Li, L.; Li, J.; Liu, S.* Surface-engineered PET Vascular Grafts with Improved Long-Term Hemocompatibility. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 213(20), 2120–2129. (2015 Impact Factor: 2.495, number of citations: 12).
16. He, W.; Gu, X.; Liu, S.* Surfactant-free One-Step Synthesis of Dual-functional Polyurea Microcapsule: Contact Infection Control and Drug Delivery. Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22(19), 4023-31. (2015 Impact Factor: 11.382, number of citations: 12).
17. Li, L.; Pu, T.; Zhanel, G.G.; Zhao, N.; Ens, W.; Liu, S.* New Biocide with Both N-Chloramine and Quaternary Ammonium Salt Moieties Exerts Enhanced Bactericidal Activity. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2012, 1(5), 609-620. (2015 Impact Factor: 5.760, number of citations: 15).
18. Li, L.; Zhao, N.; Liu, S.* Versatile Surface Biofunctionalization of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) by Interpenetrating Polymerization of a Butynyl Monomer Followed by “Click” Chemistry. Polymer 2012, 53(1), 67-78. (2015 Journal Impact Factor: 3.586, number of citations: 16)
19. Zhao, N.; Logsetty, S.; Liu, S.* Durability of Amide N-chloramine Biocides to Ethylene Oxide Sterilization. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 2012, 33(4), e201-6 (2015 Journal Impact Factor: 1.370).
20. Zhao, N.; Liu, S.* Thermoplastic Semi-IPN of Polypropylene (PP) and Polymeric N-halamine for Efficient and Durable Antibacterial Activity. European Polymer Journal, 2011, 47 (8), 1654-1663. (2015 Impact Factor: 3.485, number of citations: 14)
21. Zhao, N.; Zhanel, G.G.; Liu, S.* Regenerability of Antibacterial Activity of Interpenetrating
Polymeric N-halamine and Poly(ethylene terephthalate). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 120(1), 611–622. (2015 Impact Factor: 1.866, number of citations: 24)
22. Rudenja, S.; Zhao, N.; Liu, S.* Surface Interpenetrating Networks of Polyacrylamide in Poly(ethylene terephthalate) as a Means of Surface Modification. European Polymer Journal, 2010, 46(10), 2078-2084. (2015 Impact Factor: 3.485, number of citations: 9)
23. Liu, S.;* Zhao, N.; Rudenja, S. Surface Interpenetrating Networks of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) and Polyamides for Effective Biocidal Property. . Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 211(3), 286-96. (2015 Impact Factor: 2.495, number of citations: 23)
24. Liu, S.; Sun, G.* New Refreshable N-Halamine Polymeric Biocides: N-Chlorination of Acyclic Amide Grafted Cellulose. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2009, 48(2), 613-618. (2015 Impact Factor: 2.567, number of citations: 37)
25. Liu, S.; Sun, G.* Functional Modification of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) with an Allyl Monomer: Chemistry and Structure Characterization. Polymer 2008, 49(24), 5225-5232. (2015 Journal Impact Factor: 3.586, number of citations: 27)
26. Liu, S.; Sun, G.* Biocidal Acyclic Halamine Polymers: Conversion of Acrylamide-Grafted-Cotton to Acyclic Halamine. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2008, 108(6), 3480-3486. (2015 Impact Factor: 1.866, number of citations: 21)
27. Liu, S.; Sun, G.* Radical Graft Functional Modification of Cellulose with Allyl Monomers: Chemistry and Structure Characterization. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2008, 71(4), 614-625. (2015 Impact Factor: 4.219, number of citations: 57)
28. Liu, S.; Sun, G.* Durable and Regenerable Biocidal Polymers: Acyclic N-Halamine Cotton Cellulose. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45, 6477-6482. (2015 Impact Factor: 2.567, number of citations: 82)

Book Chapters:
Liu S., Sun G. Chapter 18: Bio-functional Textiles, in Handbook of Medical Texitiles, Ed. Bartels V.T., UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2011 published. 

Recent Patents:
One patent application on novel antimicrobial agents 

Research Group:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar (Research Associate);
Mr. Seungil Kim (Ph.D. Student);
Ms. Zahra Abdali (Ph.D. student);
Mr. Sadegh Ghanbar (M.Sc. Student);
Mr. Mohammad Reza Kazemian (M.Sc. student);
Ms. Jie Li (M.Sc. student);
Mr. Wei Li (M.Sc. student).

Laboratory Members:

Dr. Lingdong Li Postdoc Fellow
Dr. Shivkumar Ghugare Postdoc Fellow
Ms. Chenxi (Coco) Ning M.Sc. Student with UMGF, 2012-
Ms. Nan Zhao M.Sc. Sudent, 2008-2010 
Mr. Wei He M.Sc. Student, 2009-2012 
Mr. Abhilash Kulkarni M.Sc. Student with Manitoba Graduate Scholarship, 2010-2013 
Ms. Jiang Li  M.Sc. Student, 2010-2012
Ms. Tianyun Pu  M.Sc. Student, 2010-2013
Dr. Meda Narsi Reddy  Postdoc Fellow completed

- 1 PhD Student