Dr. Liu is an Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary, and an ex-Assistant Editor and Manager of Liver International. He got MD (1984) and MSc (1989) from Hebei Medical University, Hebei, and PhD from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China in 1993. After residency training, he worked in the Dept. of Gastroenterology in Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University. He was promoted as Professor of Medicine in 1996. In 1996-97, he, sponsored by the Sino-British Friendship Scholarship, was a Visiting Scholar at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London. In 1997, he started his research career in University of Calgary. He has published 42 peer-reviewed papers, of which he is the first author on 24. Some of his papers were published in the top journals in the field of Gastroenterology , including Gastroenterology (IF 12.), Gut (10.) and Journal of Hepatology (9.3). His area of expertise is Hepatology.