Yajuan J. Liu Ph.D., FACMG

Yajuan J. Liu Ph.D., FACMG
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Language

  • English

Specialty

  • Pathology

Bio

Dr. Liu is a geneticist at Northwest Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center and assistant professor in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Liu has served as Co-Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory since 2009 and Director of Clinical Cytogenimics Laboratory at UW Medicine Center for Precision since 2013. She earned her bachelor and master degrees in Genetics from Wuhan University in China and afterward, came to the United States to complete a PhD in molecular biology (SUNY-ESF). She attended the University of Washington for postdoctoral training, first in genetics and evolutionary biology at Departments of Genetics (Genome Sciences) and Biology and then in cancer genetics and genomics at Departments of Medicine and Pathology.

Dr. Liu is board-certified in both Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics (ABMGG) after completing the Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics in the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) accredited training program at UW.

Patient Care Philosophy

At UW Medicine Center of Precision Diagnostics and UW Medical Center, we provide the highest, most comprehensive and up to date quality diagnostic programs possible for the patients served by our laboratories as we achieve our mission of improving health of the public.

Clinical Interests

Clinical molecular genetics; clinical cytogenetics; genomic microarray analysis; cancer molecular diagnosis; cancer genetics and genomics

Research Interests

Genetics and genomics of human diseases including birth defects and cancers

Education

Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Pathology Fellowship
UW - Dept. of Pathology Fellowship
SUNY Upstate Medical University Medical education 1995

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Medical Genetics Clinical Cytogenetics 2011
American Board of Medical Genetics Clinical Molecular Genetics 2013