Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s (1996) and master’s (2004) degrees in computer science from Shandong University, China and obtained his Ph.D. degree (2008) in computer science from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. After 4-year postdoc training at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo, and the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Liu took positions as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Department of BioHealth Informatics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 2012 to 2021. Dr. Liu is currently a professor of bioinformatics in the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Genomics, John W. Deming Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on computational proteomics, especially mass spectrometry-based top-down proteomics, which can identify various proteoforms with alterations in biological samples. His lab designed innovative algorithms and developed the most popular open-source software suite for top-down MS-based proteoform identification, characterization, and quantification, which has been used by hundreds of universities and research institutes. These software tools, including TopFD, TopPIC, and TopMG, significantly facilitate the application of top-down mass spectrometry in disease biomarker discovery, proteoform database annotation, and protein function studies. Dr. Liu’s lab is supported by several NIH grants, and his work has resulted in more than 60 peer-reviewed journal papers.
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