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Michelle XiaoQing Liu M.D., M.S.

Currently Not Accepting Students.

Current Position

Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Scientist, Children\’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


2001-MS, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, USA (Advisor: Terri H. Beaty; thesis: Pedigree-based linkage analysis of total serum immunoglobulin E levels: localization of genes on chromosomes 11 and 12)

1994- MS, Medical Genetics, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China (Advisor: HuiPing Shi; thesis: A biochemical study of prolidase deficiency)

1991- Bachelor of Medicine (MD equivalent), Medical College of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China

2002-2005- Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (Advisor: Andrew D. Paterson)

1999-2001-Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Richmond, Virginia, USA (Advisor: Kenneth S. Kendler)

Research Focus:

I am interested in applying efficient statistical methods to the gene mapping of monogenic and complex traits/disorders. I have been involved in genetic studies of autism to provide reliable quantitative traits for susceptibility gene mapping. Currently, I am working on the IBD mapping of autism using the patients from the Autism Genome Project.