Dr. Xiangjun Liao

Senior Research Chemist

Method development and analysis of organic chemicals and metals of concern in environmental and biological samples (e.g.,  water, urine, blood, fish and whale etc.)

Current research and/or projects

  • PPD and PPD quinone
  • Targeted metabolites in biological samples
  • Otolith microchemistry in salmon
  • Marine biotoxins

Research and/or project statements

Method development and analysis of organic chemicals and metals of concern in environmental and biological samples (e.g.,  water, urine, blood, fish and whale etc.)

Professional activities / interests

Senior Research Chemist, Ocean Sciences Division, Institute of Ocean Sciences

Manuscript Peer Reviewer for some scientific journals

Education and awards

Ph.D., Chemistry, McGill University, Canada

NSERC Visiting Fellowship at Environment Canada & Health Canada

Key publications

  1. Ross AR, Liao X, Brown TM. Simultaneous determination of steroid hormones and pharmaceuticals in killer whale (Orcinus orca) faecal samples by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Conservation Physiology. 2023;11(1):coad081.
  2. Lo BP, Marlatt VL, Liao X, Reger S, Gallilee C, Ross AR, Brown TM. Acute Toxicity of 6PPD‐Quinone to Early Life Stage Juvenile Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Salmon. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2023 Apr;42(4):815-22.
  3. Feng YL, Liao X, Chen D, Takser L, Cakmak S, Chan P, Zhu J. Correlations of phthalate metabolites in urine samples from fertile and infertile men: Free-form concentration vs. conjugated-form concentration. Environmental Pollution. 2020 Aug 1;263:114602.
  4. Jiang H, Liao X, Wood CM, Xiao CW, Feng YL. A robust analytical method for measurement of phytoestrogens and related metabolites in serum with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B. 2016 Feb 15;1012:106-12.
  5. Feng YL, Liao X, Grenier G, Nguyen N, Chan P. Determination of 18 phthalate metabolites in human urine using a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometer equipped with a core–shell column for rapid separation. Analytical Methods. 2015;7(19):8048-59.
  6. Ross AR, Liao X. A novel method for the rapid determination of polyethoxylated tallow amine surfactants in water and sediment using large volume injection with high performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta. 2015 Aug 19;889:147-55.

Research facility

9860 West Saanich Road
Sidney, BC V8L 4B2
Canada

Language

English