Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

People in the News: Zhenqiu Liu, Xiao Zhang, and Robert Murphy


Cedars-Sinai has tapped Zhenqiu Liu to serve as bioinformatics director in its hematology/oncology division.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Liu was an associate professor of bioinformatics in the epidemiology and public health department of University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center

Liu has a doctorate in Operations Research with a concentration in data mining and a master’s degree in computer Science both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Joining Liu at Cedars Sinai is Xiao Zhang, a biostatistics research scientist.

Zhang comes to Cedars-Sinai from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where she was a research assistant professor in the biostatistics department.

She has a master’s degree in probability and statistics from Beijing University of China and a doctorate in biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cernostics has selected Robert Murphy, a computational biology professor and director of Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Computational, to serve as one of its scientific advisors.

Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Columbia College, Missouri. He then got a doctorate in biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

Filed under

The Scan

Positive Framing of Genetic Studies Can Spark Mistrust Among Underrepresented Groups

Researchers in Human Genetics and Genomics Advances report that how researchers describe genomic studies may alienate potential participants.

Small Study of Gene Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

In a Novartis-sponsored study in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a CRISPR-Cas9-based treatment targeting promoters of genes encoding fetal hemoglobin could reduce disease symptoms.

Gut Microbiome Changes Appear in Infants Before They Develop Eczema, Study Finds

Researchers report in mSystems that infants experienced an enrichment in Clostridium sensu stricto 1 and Finegoldia and a depletion of Bacteroides before developing eczema.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment Specificity Enhanced With Stem Cell Editing

A study in Nature suggests epitope editing in donor stem cells prior to bone marrow transplants can stave off toxicity when targeting acute myeloid leukemia with immunotherapy.