Xuanyao Liu, Ph.D.
My lab is interested in studying the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases by developing statistical methods and analyzing multi-omic data. I am very excited to start my research group here at UChicago because there are opportunities to work with highly motivated graduate students and trainees and collaborate with world-leading experts in statistical genetics and human genetics. My goal as a new faculty is to work closely with my students and trainees and provide ample support for them to succeed in academia and industry.
A macrophage (in white) engulfs a cancer cell. When these immune cells respond to infection or tumors, they produce a substance call lactate, which can actually fuel cancer growth.
Software identified the METTL3 gene (left) as a potential "driver gene" for bladder cancer. The closeups below show areas with genetic mutations.
Surface view of a Drosophila egg chamber, the multicellular precursor to the egg. The follicular epithelial cells that form the egg chamber’s outer layer collectively migrate along the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds the organ. This collective migration, in turn, causes the entire egg chamber to rotate within the ECM to create the elongated shape of the egg.