Full time faculty

Adjunct professor

Chair professor


Xiao LIU

Xiao Liu, Ph.D.

2012-present   Assistant professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua Univeristy
2005-2011       Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University
1999-2005       Ph.D., Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1994-1997       M.S., Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Peking University
1990-1994       B.S., Department of Biology, Nanjing University

Research Interest
From the points of view of functional genomics and system biology to investigate cell fate determination using C. elegans neural system as a model.

Representative publications

  1. Li, Y., Zhao, D., Horie, T., Chen, G., Bao, H., Chen, S., Liu, W., Horie, R., Liang, T., Dong, B., Feng, Q., Tao, Q. and Liu, X.*. (2017) A Conserved Gene Regulatory Module Specifies Lateral Neural Borders Across BilateriansPNAS 114, E6352
  2. Liu, W., Yu, E., Chen, S., Ma, X., Lu, Y. and Liu, X.*. (2017) Spatiotemporal expression profiling of long intervening noncoding RNAs in Caenorhabditis elegansScientific Reports 7, 5195
  3. Wei, X., Xu, Z., Wang, G., Hou, J., Ma, X., Liu, H., Liu, J., Chen, B., Luo, M., Xie, B., Li, R., Ruan, J. and Liu, X.*. (2017) pBACode: a random-barcode-based high-throughput approach for BAC paired-end sequencing and physical clone mapping. Nucleic Acids Rsearch 45, e52
  4. Ma, X., Zhan, G., Sleumer, M.C., Chen, S., Liu, W., Zhang, M.Q., and Liu, X. (2016). Analysis of C. elegans muscle transcriptome using trans-splicing-based RNA tagging (SRT)Nucleic Acids Research 44, e156
  5. Aerni, S.J., Liu, X., Do C.B., Gross, S.S., Nguyen, A., Guo, S.D., Long, F., Peng, H., Kim, S.K. and Batzoglou, S.(2013) Automated cellular annotation for high-resolution images of adult Caenorhabditis elegans. Bioinformatics 29, i18-i26
  6. Liu, X., Long, F., Peng, H., Aerni, S.J., Jiang, M., Sánchez-Blanco A., Murray. J.I., Preston, E., Mericle, B., Batzoglou, S., Myers, G., and Kim, S.K. (2009). Analysis of cell fate from single-cell gene expression profiles in C. elegans. Cell 139: 623 - 633
  7. Liu, X., C.K. Lee, N.D. Clarke, and J.D. Lieb (2006) Quantification of chromatin contributions to DNA-binding site utilization. Genome Research 16: 1517 – 1528
  8. Liu, X., Noll, D.M., Lieb, J.D., and ClarkeN.D. (2005) DIP-chip: Rapid and accurate determination of DNA-binding specificity. Genome Research 15: 421 – 427
  9. Ren, X., Li, R., Wei, X., Bi, Y., Ho, W., Ding, Q., Zhang, Z., Young, A., Tsieh, C., Zeng*, J., Liu, X.* and Zhao Z.* (2018) Genomic bases of recombination suppression in the hybrid between hermaphroditic Caenorhabditis briggsae and gonochoristic C. nigoniNucleic Acids Research (accepted). *: corresponding author


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