Liu, Xiaoli, M.D., MSc.

Xiaoli Liu is a resident in the physician-scientist track of Scripps Clinic’s Internal Medicine Residency and is currently conducting her research studies as a KL2 Scholar at Scripps Translational Science Institute. Dr. Liu is passionate about individualized medicine using a genetics/genomics approach. In her current project, she is conducting methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomic sequencing, expecting that bacterial genomic data will help to guide clinicians toward more effective and timely management of infected patients.

Dr. Liu obtained her medical degree from Shandong Medical University in China, followed by a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, with an interest in understanding disease pathogenesis from a genetic and molecular level. Her research work focused on the effect of 9-cis-retinoic acid on human lung cancer. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Liu worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham as a research assistant, with studies involving cystic fibrosis and Hurler’s syndrome, before joining Scripps.

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