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Siqing Liu

Research Molecular Biologist


 

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Renewable Product Technology

1815 N University St.
Peoria IL 61604
+1 (309) 681-6566 

Ph.D. Molecular Biology University of Illinois 

M.S. Biotechnology Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

B.S.  Biology Lanzhou University

Siqing Liu is a Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.  Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She joined the USDA-ARS-NCAUR in 2002, studying cost-effective and renewable production of fuels and chemicals. Dr. Liu studies a range of microbes including E. coli, Lactobacillus species and Clostridia species in the area of microbiology, molecular biology, microbial genome, proteomics and biotechnology. Dr. Liu has been working on fermentative production of biofuels ethanol/butanol, other value-added bioproducts such as lactic acid, butyric acid as well as specific enzymes and biodegradable antibacterial proteins from lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks. 

Dr. Liu's recent publications can be viewed at Google Scholar

Available ARS technologies seeking for collaborations 

Lactobacillus paracasei NRRL B-50314

PntAB locus for ethanol tolerant 

A novel bacterial ferulate esterase