Profile

Xin Liu

 

Assistant Professor, Child Health Research

1731 N Marcey St
Room 413
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (312) 573-7751
Fax: (312) 573-7825

Education

 

Year

Degree

Institution  

 

2002

PhD 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 

 

1993

MD 

Shandong Medical University, China

Work Experience

 

Period

Description

Organization 

 

2007 - Present

Assistant Professor

Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program, Children's Memorial Hospital/Research Center; and Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

 

2004 - 2006 

Postdoctoral fellow

 University of California at San Francisco

 

2002 - 2003 

Postdoctoral fellow

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

 

1999 - 2002 

Research Assistant

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 

 

1993 - 1995

General Physician

Beijing Sanatorium Hospital, Beijing, China

Research Interests

 

Genetic Epidemiology
Statistical Genetics
Preterm Birth
Food Allergy
Allergic Sensitization
Cancer 

Recent Publications

 

Kim JS, Ouyang F, Pongracic JA, Fang Y, Wang B, Liu X, Xing H, Caruso D, Liu X, Zhang S, Xu X, Wang X (In Press). Dissociation between the prevalence of atopy and allergic disease in rural China among children and adults. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2008.

Tsai H, Kumar R, Pongracic J, Liu X, Story R, Yu Y, Caruso D, Costello J, Schroeder A, O'Gorman M, Wang XB (In Press). Familial aggregation of Food Allergy and Sensitization to Food Allergens: A Family-Based Study. Clinical & Experimental Allergy .

Hong X, Tsai H, Liu X, Li Z, Liu X, Tang G, Xing H, Yang J, Wang B, Feng Y, Xu Xin, Xu Xiping, Wang X (In Press). A Large-scale genome-wide linkage analysis to map loci linked to stature in Chinese population. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .

Mestan K, Yu Y, Thorsen P, Skogstrand K, Matoba N, Liu X, Kumar R, Hougaard DM, Bauchner H, Wang X (In Press). Cord blood biomarkers of the fetal inflammatory response. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine .

Cheng I, Jorgenson E, Plummer SJ, Liu X, Rybick BA, Casey G, Witte JS (2008). 8q24 and prostate cancer: associated with advanced disease and meta-analysis. European Journal of Human Genetics, 2008; 16: 496-505.

Tsai H, Liu X, Mestan K, Yu Y, Zhang S, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Zuckerman B, Bauchner H, Cerda S, Stubblefield P, Xu X, Wang X (2008). Maternal cigarette smoking, metabolic gene polymorphisms, and preterm delivery: New insights on GxE interactions and pathogenic pathways. Human Genetics, 2008;123: 359-69.

Jorgenson E, Deitcher SR, Cicek M, Liu X, Plummer S, Casey G, Witte JS (2007). Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) polymorphism 4G/5G is associated with prostate cancer among men with a positive family history. Prostate, 2007; 67: 172-77.

Chang YP, Liu X, Kim J, Ikeda MA, Layton M, Weder A, Cooper R, Kardia S, Rao DC, Hunt S, Luke A, Boerwinkle E, Chakravarti A (2007). Multiple Essential Hypertension Susceptibility Genes On Chromosome 1q. AM J Hum Genet, 2007; 80: 253-64.

Liu X, Cicek MS, Plummer SJ, Jorgenson E, Casey G, Witte JS (2007). Association of Testis-Derived Transcript (TES) gene variants and prostate cancer risk. The Journal of Urology, 2007;177: 894-8.

Liu X, Schumacher FR, Plummer SJ, Jorgenson E, Casey G, Witte JS (2007). Trans Fatty Acid Intake and Increased Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Modification by RNASEL R462Q Variant. Carcinogenesis, 2007;28: 1232-6.

Cheng I, Liu X, Plummer SJ, Krumroy LM, Casey G, Witte JS (2007). COX2 Genetic Variation, NSAIDs, and Advanced Prostate Cancer Risk. British J of Cancer, 2007; 20; 97: 557-61.

Casey G, Neville PJ, Liu X, Plummer SJ, Cicek MS, Krumroy LM, Curran AP, McGreevy MR, (2006). Podocalyxin variants and risk of prostate cancer and tumor aggressiveness. Human Molecular Genetics, 2006;15: 735-741.

Nock NL, Liu X, Cicek MS, Li L, Macarie F, Rybick BA, Plummer SJ, Maclennan GT, Casey G, Witte JS (2006). Polymorphisms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism and conjugation genes, interactions with smoking and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2006;15: 756-61.

Nock NL, Cicek MS, Li L, Liu X, Rybick BA, Moreira A, Plummer SJ, Casey G, Witte JS (2006). Polymorphisms in estrogen bioactivation, detoxification and oxidative DNA base excision repair genes and prostate cancer risk. Carcinogenesis, 2006;27: 1842-48.

Liu X, Plummer SJ, Nock NL, Casey G, Witte JS (2006). Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Decreased Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Modification by Lymphotoxin Alpha. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2006;164: 984-89.

Cicek MS, Liu X, Schumacher FR, Casey G, Witte JS (2006). Vitamin D receptor genotypes/haplotypes and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,,2006;15: 2549-52.

Cicek MS, Liu X, Casey G, Witte JS (2005). Role of androgen metabolism genes CYP1B1, PSA/KLK3, and CYP11α in prostate cancer risk and aggressiveness. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2005; 14: 2173-2177. (Co first-author).

Liu X, Jorgenson E, Witte JS (2005). Hierarchical modeling in association studies of multiple phenotypes. BMC Genetics, 2005;6(S1): S104.

Liu X, Rybicki BA, Casey G, Witte JS (2005). Relationship between body size and prostate cancer in a sibling-based case-control study. The Journal of Urology, 2005;174: 2169-73.

Jorgenson E, Liu X, Witte JS (2005). Case-Control Analyses: Geneopardy! . Genetic Epidemiology, : S86-S90.

Liu X, Beaty TH, Deindl P, Huang SK, Lau S, Sommerfeld C, Fallin D, Kao WH, Wahn U, Nickel R (2004). Association between specific serum IgE response and 6 variants within genes IL4, IL13 and IL4R in German Children: the German Multicenter Atopy Study (MAS). The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2004; 113: 489-95.

Liu X, Fallin MD, Kao WH (2004). Genetic dissection methods: designs used for tests of gene-environment interaction. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 2004; 14: 241-45.

Wang QF, Liu X, O’Connell J, Peng Z, Krauss RM, Rainwater DL, VandeBerg JL, Rubin EM,, Cheng JF, Pennacchio LA (2004). Haplotypes in the APOA1-C3-A4-A5 gene cluster affect plasma lipids in both humans and baboons. Human Molecular Genetics, 2004; 13: 1049-56.

Liu X, Beaty TH, Deindl P, Huang SK, Lau S, Sommerfeld C, Fallin D, Kao WH, Wahn U, Nickel R (2003). Association between total serum IgE levels and the six potentially functional variants within genes IL4, IL13 and IL4R in German Children: the German Multicenter Atopy Study (MAS). The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2003; 112: 382-388. Editor’s Choice.

Huang SK, Mathias RA, Ehrlich E, Plunkett B, Liu X, Cutting GR, Wang XJ, Li XD, Togias A, Barnes KC, Malveaux F, Rich S, Mellen B, Lange E, Beaty TH and the CSGA (2003). Evidence for asthma susceptibility genes on Chromosome 11 in an African American population. Human Genetics, 2003; 113: 71-5.

Liu X, Nickel R, Beyer K, Wahn U, Ehrlich E, Freidhoff LR, Björkstén B, Beaty TH, Huang SK and the MAS-Study Group (2000). An IL13 coding region variant is associated with high total serum IgE level and atopic dermatitis in German Multicenter Atopy Study (MAS-90). The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2000;106: 167-170.

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