Dr. (Christine) Xiaoji Liu

Current research and/or projects

Genomics R&D Initiative (GRDI) - AMR2: Probiotic approaches in Canadian aquaculture to reduce use of antibiotics

Research and/or project statements

Mitigation of antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture (Atlantic salmon)

Improvement of the postharvest microbial safety and quality of salmon 

Education and awards

Ph.D University of Alberta (2014)

Key publications

  1. Eve AA, Liu X, Wang Y, Miller MJ, Jeffery EH, Madak-Erdogan Z. 2020. Biomarkers of broccoli consumption: implications for glutathione metabolism and liver health. Nutrients. 12(9):2514. doi:10.3390/nu12092514

  2. Liu X, Teixeira JS, Ner S, Ma K, Petronella N, Banerjee S, Ronholm J. 2020. Exploring the potential of the microbiome as a marker of the geographic origin of fresh seafood. Front Microbiol. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00696

  3. Kaczmarek JL, Liu X, Charron CS, Novotny JA, Jeffery EH, Seifried HE, Ross SA, Miller MJ, Swanson KS, Holscher HD. 2019. Broccoli consumption affects the human gastrointestinal microbiota. J Nutr Biochem. 63:27-34. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.09.015

  4. Surya A, Liu X, Miller MJ. 2018. Glutathione utilization in Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716. J Agric Food Chem. doi:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b06136

  5. *Co-first authors Chen KLA*, Liu X*, Zhao YC, Hieronymi K, Rossi G, Auvil LS, Welge M, Bushell C, Smith RL, Carlson KE, Kim SH, Katzenellenbogen JA, Miller MJ, Madak-Erdogan Z. 2018. Long-term administration of conjugated estrogen and Bazedoxifene decreased murine fecal β-glucuronidase activity without impacting overall microbiome community. Sci Rep. 8:8166. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26506-1

  6. Holle* M, Ibarra-Sánchez* LA, Liu X, Stasiewicz M, Miller M. 2018. Microbial analysis of commercially available US Queso Fresco. J Dairy Sci. 101:1-10. doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-14037

  7. Liu X*, Wang Y*, Hoeflinger JL, Neme BP, Jeffery EH, Miller MJ. 2017. Dietary broccoli alters rat cecal microbiota to improve glucoraphanin hydrolysis to bioactive isothiocyanates. Nutrients. 9(3).pii:E262. doi:10.3390/nu9030262

  8. Liu X, Basu U, Miller P, McMullen LM. 2017. Differential gene expression and filamentation of Listeria monocytogenes 08-5923 exposed to sodium lactate and sodium diacetate. Food Microbiol. 63:153-158. doi:10.1016/j.fm.2016.11.009

  9. Liu X, Turchi B, Mok KC, Taga ME, Miller MJ. 2017. HM2-phage resistant solventogenic Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum N1-4 shows increased exopolysaccharide production. FEMS Microbiol. 364(19). fnx191. doi:10.1093/femsle/fnx191

  10. Herman NA, Li J, Bedi R, Turchi B, Liu X, Miller MJ, Zhang W. 2017. Development of a high-efficiency transformation method and implementation of rational metabolic engineering for the industrial butanol hyper-producer Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum strain N1-4. Appl Environ Microbiol. 83(2):e02942-16. doi:10.1128/AEM.02942-16

  11. Wooten J, Liu X, Miller MJ. 2016. Draft genome sequence of Lactobacillus crispatus JCM5810, which can reduce Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chicken intestine. Genome Announc. 4(2).pii:e00255-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00255-16

  12. Liu X, Basu U, Miller P, McMullen LM. 2014. Stress and adaptation of Listeria monocytogenes 08-5923 exposed to a sublethal dose of carnocyclin A. Appl Environ Microbiol. 80(13):3835-3841. doi:10.1128/AEM.00350-14

  13. Liu X, Miller P, Basu U, McMullen LM. 2014. Sodium chloride induced filamentation and alternative gene expression of ftsX, murZ, pykA and gnd in Listeria monocytogenes 08-5923 on vacuum-packaged ham. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 360(2):152-156. doi:10.1111/1574-6968.12599

  14. Miller P, Liu X, McMullen LM. 2014. Microbiota of regular and sodium reduced ready-to-eat meat products obtained from the retail market. Can J Food Microbiol. 61(2):150-154. doi:10.1139/cjm-2014-0630

  15. Liu X, Vederas JC, Whittal RM, Zheng J, Stiles ME, Carlson D, Charles MP. Franz, McMullen LM, van Belkum MJ. 2011. Identification of an N-terminal formylated, two-peptide bacteriocin from Enterococcus faecalis 710C. J Agric Food Chem. 59(10):5602-5608. doi:10.1021/jf104751v

Research facility

6000 C and E Trail
Lacombe, AB T4L 1W1


CMSA- Canadian Meat Science Association