Dr. Lucy Liu is a Senior Associate at Longwood Fund, where she is involved in creating and supporting portfolio companies. Prior to Longwood Fund, she was a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Norbert Perrimon where she studied organ communication between the adipose tissue and the brain. She has also served as a Fellow with 5AM Ventures, assisting in diligence and company creation. Dr. Liu completed her graduate work in neuroscience under the guidance of Dr. Hugo Bellen at Baylor College of Medicine, where she identified the role for lipid droplets in the neurodegeneration process. She has received the Larry Sandler Memorial Award from the Genetic Society of America and the Harold M. Weintraub Award from the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute for her research. Dr. Liu received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.