His numerous academic appointments include positions at Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of London. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.
Dr. Liu, the seventh outside member of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board, is an international leader in cancer biology, genomics, human genetics and molecular biology. He is president and chief executive officer of The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally renowned research center dedicated to discovering the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease.
“Dr. Liu is a pioneer in cancer research, and his unique experience as both clinician and scientist will bring a valuable perspective to our Scientific Advisory Board,” Casper said. “We’re fortunate to have Dr. Liu as a member of this influential board, which plays an important role in guiding our innovation strategy.”
Dr. Liu also founded the Genome Institute of Singapore in 2001, building it into a major research institute of 27 laboratory groups. From 1996 to 2001, he was scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Liu earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and psychology, as well as his Medical Doctorate, at Stanford University. He served his internship and residency at Washington University's Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by an oncology fellowship at Stanford.About Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50468372&lang=en