Peng Liu

Dr. Peng Liu joined the lab in February 2012 and is currently working on characterization of cell wall genes in the amphibian pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. She completed a PhD from the Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and has completed postdoctoral work in laboratories of Judith Christman (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Natasha Raikhel (UCR).


  • Liu P, Wei W, Ouyang S, Zhang JS, Chen SY and Zhang WK. Analysis of expressed receptor-like kinases (RLKs) in soybean. J Genet Genomics. 2009 Oct;36(10):611-9.
  • Ouyang S, Liu YF, Liu P, Lei G, He SJ, Ma B, Zhang WK, Zhang JS, Chen SY. Receptor-like kinase OsSIK1 improves drought and salt stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) plants. Plant J. 2010 Jan 27.