Guiming Liu, Ph.D.

Guiming Liu, Ph.D.

Email: gliu@neomed.edu
Phone: 330-325-6810
Office: RGE-140



Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology


Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. from China Medical University, China, in 2002.

  • 2023-present, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
  • 2018-2023, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, CWRU, Cleveland, OH
  • 2015-2018, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, CWRU, Cleveland, OH
  • 2009-2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH
  • 2008-2009, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • 2007-2008, Project Scientist, Department of BME & Urology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2005-2007, Research Associate, Department of BME & Urology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2002-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Biology & Urology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Research interests

  • Investigate the pathogenesis of lower urinary tract dysfunction using animal models.
  • Examine the mechanisms of urological complications in obesity and diabetes, including bladder dysfunction, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and urinary tract infection
  • Develop new treatments for gastrointestinal injury


  • Physician, Patient & Community (PPC)

Academic & Professional Activities

  • Serving on the editorial boards of following journals: Advances in Medicine (2013-); American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology (2021-); BioMed Research International (2013-); Frontiers in Oncology (2020-); Frontiers in Pharmacology (2020-); Frontiers in Surgery (2021-)


  • NIH/NIDDK R01 DK110567, Co-Principal Investigator, Phenotypes and mechanisms of urinary incontinence in obesity/pre-type 2 diabetes. 2016-2022
  • NIH/NIDDK U24 DK076169-07S1, PI of subaward 25732-6, Adipose-derived MSCs treatment of diabetes and diabetic bladder dysfunction, 2012-2014
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Junior Faculty Award 1-10-JF-29, Mechanisms of bladder dysfunction in diabetes. 2010-2013
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 3-2005-252, Bladder dysfunction in type 1 diabetes. 2005-2007


  • Wu L, Wang M, Maher S, Fu P, Cai D, Wang B, Gupta S, Hijaz A, Daneshgari F, Liu G. Effects of different diets used to induce obesity/metabolic syndrome on bladder function in rats. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 2023, 324(1): R70-R81.
  • Elrashidy RA, Kavran M, Ali SI, Asker ME, Mohamed HE, Daneshgari F, Liu G. Smooth muscle-specific deletion of MnSOD exacerbates diabetes-induced bladder dysfunction in mice, American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, 2019, 317(4): F906-F912.
  • Wu L, Zhang X, Xiao N, Huang Y, Kavran M, Elrashidy RA, Wang M, Daneshgari F, Liu G. Functional and Morphological Alterations of the Urinary Bladder in Type 2 Diabetic FVBdb/db Mice. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 2016, 30(5): 778-785.
  • Liu G, Daneshgari F. Diabetic Bladder Dysfunction. Chinese Medical Journal (English). 2014, 127: 1357-1364.
  • Xiao N, Wang Z, Huang Y, Daneshgari F, Liu G. Roles of polyuria and hyperglycemia on bladder dysfunction in diabetes. Journal of Urology. 2013, 189(3):1130-6.