Li Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Root-Soil-Microbial Interactions

Phone: 1-306-966-3718

Li was born in a small coastal village at northern China. She has earned a PhD at Seoul National University in South Korea and has a background in plant molecular breeding and genetics. Li’s research interests include genetic engineering of crop plants for biotic and abiotic stress tolerances and dissection of stress tolerance mechanisms in crop plants; and understanding the gene regulatory networks underlying plant growth and development and signal transduction pathway involved in plant stress responses.

Prior to coming to GIFS, Li worked as a Researcher in the College of Life Science, and in the College of Horticulture Science, both at Qingdao Agricultural University in Qingdao, China.

She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Dr. Leon Kochian Laboratory  at GIFS, working on the phosphorus deficiency stress in Sorghum. She is also collaborating with Dr. Raju Dalta's lab in the National Research Council on developing the drought tolerance wheat lines.

Li enjoys painting and cooking.