Postdoctorate, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 2006
PhD, Creighton University, NE, USA, 2005
MD, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, 1993
Dr. Liu's areas of expertise and interest include next generation sequencing data analysis, in particular, RNA-seq data analysis, genomics, proteomics and metagenomics, and genetic/genomics epidemiology. His more recent research involves RNA-seq study of human airway epithelial cells treated with oil pollutants to unravel impacts of recent BP oil spill to lung health (Gene. 2016 Mar 1;578(1):38-51). Using RNA-seq approach, he is also searching for genomic signatures for chronic periodontitis (Gene 2016 May 1;581 (2):152-60.). He is a co-PI of a recently funded NSF grant (1604129) on stem cell research, where RNA-seq analysis will be performed on stem cells to identify biomarkers that may predict the cell's survival. Liu collaborates with investigators from both within and outside Tulane campus on projects ranging from toxicological research of uranium and bioinformatics analysis of EBV virus to genomic epidemiology of periodontitis and RNA-seq analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causal parasite for Chagas disease. Dr. Liu is currently teaching graduate level bioinformatics courses, including BINF 6010 Principle of Bioinformatics and BINF 7030 Bioinformatics Approach to Transcriptomics. He is also offering a school-level core course, BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics.
View Dr. Liu's publications at his NCBI profile page.