Ming Liu

Photo of Ming Liu Oyster genomics researcher
Morgan State University
10545 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685
Email: ming.liu@morgan.edu
Phone: 443-885-5922

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

shellfish genetics and genomics, aquaculture, population genetics

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Biographical Sketch

My research is mainly on shellfish genetics, genomics and breeding. I did a post-doctoral research at Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory from 2013 to 2017, where I worked on identification of candidate genes associated with disease resistance in eastern oysters and genetic improvement of tetraploid and triploid oysters. I took the position of oyster genomic researcher at Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory, Morgan State University, in September, 2017. Here I am leading an oyster selective breeding program to develop superior oyster stock lines with improved growth and survival through genomic approaches. I am also interested in landscape genomics and population genetics of marine organisms.


  • 2005-2010 Ph.D Fishery Resource Ocean University of China
  • 2001-2005 Bachelor Marine Fishery Science and Technology Ocean University of China

Other Research

Currently my research focuses on tow aspects: 1) a Maryland Sea Grant – Development of Triploid and Tetraploid Eastern Oysters for Maryland Aquaculture, and 2) the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Regional Shellfish Aquaculture Research Consortia Project – From Sequence to Consequence: Genomic Selection to Expand and Improve Selective Breeding for the Eastern Oyster.

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