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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

SIXIN LIU

Molecular Biologist

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture

11861 Leetown Road

Kearneysville, WV25430

Voice: (304) 724-8340 x2185

 

Academic History

1999    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   Ph.D.   Plant Genetics and Breeding

1991    Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences               M.S.    Plant Genetics and Breeding

1988    Hebei Agricultural University                                     B.S.     Agronomy

 

Professional History

2009-present   U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS, NCCCWA   Molecular Biologist

2000-2009       University of Minnesota                                             Post-doc Research Associate

1995-1999       Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   Graduate Research Assistant

1991-1994       Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science                 Research Assistant

1988-1991       Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science                 Graduate Research Assistant

 

Description of Research Interests

The goal of my research is to improve cool and cold water species by identifying and characterizing genetic elements that control complex traits, such as stress tolerance, disease resistance, and meat yield and quality. The specific objectives are 1) to develop and adapt state-of-the-art DNA and other molecular techniques for gene expression; 2) to define the roles of related biological system in the expression of traits of primary importance; and 3) to design and test marker assisted selection schemes for genetic improvement of rainbow trout.

 

Research Project

Identification and Characterization of Genes Affecting Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Production

Appropriated (D)

Accession Number: 409183

Last Modified: 12/7/2009
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