Chief Medical Officer
Cindy Liu serves as the Chief Medical Officer of ARAC. Her research focuses on human microbial ecology. Through her work, Cindy hopes to advance our understanding of the inner workings of microbial communities that live in and on the human body and in the environment. The translational goals of Cindy’s work are to develop rapid infectious disease diagnostics, new methods for genomic epidemiology, and new ways to prevent multidrug resistant bacterial infections.
Cindy recently completed her residency in Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from New York University’s School of Medicine. She also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biology from Northern Arizona University, a Masters Degree in Public Health in Epidemiology/Biostatistics Methods in Public Health and Clinical Research from The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with International Health Concentration from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Arts and Sciences.
Cindy has published almost 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as PLoS Pathogens, mBio,Science Advances, and Clinical Infectious Diseases. Her work has been featured in news outlets including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. She is classical pianist and plays the five-string banjo.