I am currently a Research Associate in the Xing lab in the Department of Genetics, Rutgers University.  I joined the Xing lab in May 2013.  I received my PhD in Neuropsychiatric and Human Genetics. Before joining the Xing lab, I spent 5 years obtaining post-doctoral training in neurogenetics and developmental biology at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), and 2 years research associate in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) at the University of Minnesota. My current research interest focuses on piRNA in neurodevelopment and neurological disorders.


Research Interest


Complex disease genetics


Retrotransposon biology

Evolutionary genomics


Contact info


Office: LSB330A

Email: jiliu AT biology dot rutgers dot edu

Phone Number: (732) 445-4145