Dr. Liao joined the Microbiology team at LifeLabs in 2017 as a Microbiologist. Focused on providing consultative services for Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology in British Columbia, he also has a professional interest in the development of new molecular microbiology diagnostic testing.
Dr. Liao received his PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta and completed an American College of Microbiology CPEP fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology with the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Liao worked for several years as a Clinical Microbiologist in the department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital. He also served as the Director of Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics and Serology at PeaceHealth –a reference laboratory for a 10 hospital medical system based in Oregon and Washington State. Dr. Liao has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and presented abstracts at numerous international conferences. He has a research interests in Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Serology and the development of novel diagnostic testing.