Siqing Liu received Ph.D. degree in plant molecular genetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, in 1994. Her postdoctoral research focused on biotechnology and genetic engineering. Liu has been a Research Molecular Biologist at the USDA-ARS-NCAUR since 2002. Liu’s work involves developing new biocatalysts for converting lignocellulosic biomass materials to biofuels and bioproducts. Liu’s specific research includes using whole genome sequencing, proteomics, and genetic engineering techniques to design and improve metabolic pathways and using microbial physiology and biochemical methods to discover new enzymes and value-added coproducts for cost-effective production of fuels and chemicals from agricultural residues. Liu has authored and coauthored more than 54 peer-reviewed publications. Liu has authored and coauthored four invited book chapters, one US patent, and one US patent invention disclosure. Liu also served as Reviewer of numerous peer-reviewed journals in the area of biotechnology, molecular biology, and genetic engineering.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2012