Dr. Hui (Ann) Liu

Originally from a coastal city in China, Ann jumped into the Caribbean Sea and worked on coral-algal symbiosis during her master research. After she acquired her MSc Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo in the United States, she crossed the world to New Zealand and joined the Gemmell lab, where she started her PhD, looking at the molecular mechanisms underlying the process of sex reversal in protogynous fish. Upon finishing her PhD in June 2016, Dr. Ann took a well deserved vacation back in China. She's now back in Dunedin as a PostDoctoral Fellow, and continuing her research in sex reversal mechanisms in bluehead wrasse, as well as working closely with Dr. Erica Todd and PhD student Alex Goikoetxea on sex reversal mechanisms in New Zealand spotty wrasse.


Contact Details:

Telephone: +64 (03) 479 4047

Fax: +64 (03) 479 7254

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Recent Publications:

Hui Liu, Erica V. Todd, P. Mark Lokman, Mellissa S. Lamm, John R. Godwin and Neil J. Gemmell (2016). Sexual Plasticity: A Fishy Tale. Molecular Reproduction and Development. DOI: 10.1002/mrd.22691

Hui Liu, Mellissa S. Lamm, Kim Rutherford, Michael Black, John R. Godwin and Neil J. Gemmell (2015). Large-scale transcriptome sequencing reveals novel expression patterns for key sex-related genes in a sex-changing fish. Biology of Sex Differences. DOI 10.1186/s13293-015-0044-8

Lamm M.S., Liu H., Gemmell N.J., Godwin J.R. (2015). The need for speed: Neuroendocrine regulation of socially-controlled sex change. Integrative and Comparative Biology, pp. 1-16. doi:10.1093/icb/icv041