Edison T. Liu, M.D.

Dr. Ediuson T. LiuDr. Liu is the President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory, an independent, not-for-profit organization focusing on mammalian genetics research, in order to advance human health. Dr. Liu, who is also a Past President of the Human Genome Organisation, joined the Laboratory in January 2012 from the Genome Institute of Singapore. As its founding Executive Director, he built the Genome Institute from a staff of three into a major research institute of 27 laboratory groups and a staff of 270, with faculty in functional genomics, computational biology, population genetics and genome-to-systems biology. Before moving to Singapore in 2001, Dr. Liu was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute’s then Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Liu’s research has focused on the functional genomics of human cancers, particularly breast cancer, uncovering new oncogenes and deciphering the dynamics of gene regulation on a genomic scale. He has authored over 300 scientific papers and reviews and co-authored two books. Dr. Liu is a native of Hong Kong. In his spare time, he pursues jazz piano and composition and writes for the lay public on science, medicine and society.

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