Wei Liu
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
13 Natural Resource Building
East Lansing, MI, 48824
Phone: (517)-353-5468
Email: liuwei3@msu.edu

Professional Academic Experience:

  • 2004-present: Ph.D. student, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, under the direction of Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu
    Research focuses on integrating ecology with socioeconomics to study Giant Panda conservation in Wolong Natural Reserve, China.
  • 2001-2004: M.S. Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Department, Iowa State University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major under the direction of Dr. Carol Vleck.
    Research topics included:
    · Measuring DNA oxidative damage of free living animals.
    · Investigation of how DNA oxidative damage varies with maximum lifespan in birds.
  • 2000-2001: Graduate research assistant, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, under the directionof Dr. Kan Wang.
    Research topics included:
    · Designing a cellulose gene for transformation into maize for renewable energy.
    · Testing the effect of different promoters on gene transformation in maize.
  • 1998-2000: Undergraduate Research Assistant at the National Key Lab of Biomembrane and Membranic Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China under the direction Prof. Caihong Wu and Dr. Jindong Zhao.
    Research topics included:
    · Testing the effect of lead ions on cultured mouse muscle cells using patch clamp.
    · Expressing cloned Cyanobacteria Anabaena SOD gene and measuring the activity of SOD protein.
  • 1997-1999: Undergraduate Research Assistant at Giant Panda and Wildlife Research Center, Peking University, Beijing, China under the direction of Prof. Wenshi Pan.
    Research topics included:
    · Investigation of the flora at giant panda habitat in Changqing Giant Panda Reserve, Shaanxi, China.
    · Behavior observation and individual identification of white-headed langur and socioeconomic investigation of the langur habitats in Chongzuo, Guangxi, China.


  • M.S. 2004 Department: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Iowa State University, Ames, IAMajor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • B.S. 2000 College of Life SciencesPeking University, Beijing, ChinaMajor: Plant Molecular and Developmental Biology




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