Xuanyao Liu is an assistant professor at the section of genetic medicine and in the department of human genetics. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Biology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She later earned a PhD degree in population genetics from NUS and trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Alkes Price’s group at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on solving problems in complex trait genetics with statistical methods and genomics data. Outside the lab and classroom, she enjoys traveling, climbing, cooking and being a mom of human and fur kiddos.
CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
Graduate Student, 2019-Present
Lili is a graduate student in the Genetics,Genomics and System Biology (GGSB) program. Lili has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Statistics. She is working on statistical methods that help us detect and understand trans gene regulation. Outside work, she enjoys drawing, strolling, and watching detective & mystery movies and novels.
Driven by strong interests in genomics and data science, Nikita started working in the lab in 2020, as an undergraduate student at UChicago. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2021 and started as full-time researcher in the lab. He works on using CROP-seq data to detect trans gene regulatory signals.
Dr. Marie Saitou
Postdoctoral Scholar, 2020-2021
Marie is now a tenure-track faculty at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.