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Dr. Ying Liu

Dr. Ying Liu

M.Med in Microbiology and Immunology, PhD in Biological Sciences, Professor of Microbiology, Logos Research Associate

Yingguang Liu grew up in northern China. He earned a Bachelor of Medicine at Shangdong Medical University , a Master of Medicine at Shanghai Medical University (now Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University), and a PhD in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. He took Bible and Greek courses at Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

Dr. Liu worked as a physician in China, specializing in infectious diseases. Before joining Liberty University, he taught undergraduate science in Maranatha Baptist Bible College (now Maranatha Baptist University).

Dr. Liu’s research focuses on human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), especially HERV activities in immunoendocrinology. He is also interested in the implications of HERVs in the natural history of the human race.

Dr. Liu is a leader of the Chinese Creation Science Association.

Dr. Liu and his wife, Aihua, have three children. He currently serves in Lynchburg Chinese Christian Church, and enjoys giving apologetic talks in churches and other organizations.


  • Liu, Y., Wen, Y., and Zhang, W. (1995) [Humoral and cellular immune responses against duck hepatitis B virus in its natural host.] Acta Academiae Medicinae Shandong 33(4): 298-301

  • Liu, Y. and Wang, Y. (1997) [Hepatitis C infection through transfusion of screened plasma.] Chinese Journal of Nosocomiology 7:S179

  • Liu, Y. and Biegalke, B. (2001) Characterization of a cluster of late genes of guinea pig Cytomegalovirus. Virus Genes 23(3): 247-256

  • Liu, Y. and Biegalke, B. (2002) The human cytomegalovirus UL35 gene encodes two proteins with different functions. Journal of Virology 76(5): 2460-2468

  • Liu, Y. and Moran, B. (2006) Do new functions arise by gene duplication. Journal of

  • Creation 20(2): 82-89

  • Liu, Y. (2006) Do new molecular functions arise by gene duplication? Occasional Papers of the BSG 8: 12

  • Liu, Y. (2006) Were retroviruses created good? The Journal of Biblical and Scientific Studies

  • Liu, Y. (2008) Endogenous retroviruses: remnants of germline infection or created in the cell? Creation Research Society Quarterly 44(3): 241.

  • Liu, Y. (2008) Book review: The regulatory genome: gene regulatory networks in development and evolution, by Eric H. Davidson.

  • Liu, Y. (2008) The immunoglobulin heavy chain gene family and gene duplication. Journal of Creation 22(3): 18-20.

  • Liu, Y. (2009) Did gene duplication produce gene families? Creation Research Society Quarterly 45:179-187.

  • Loggans, L., Mudge, A., and Liu, Y. (2009) Transcription of Human Endogenous Retroviruses during the Menstrual Cycle. Occasional Papers of the BSG 13:5-6.

  • Liu, Y and Soper, C. (2009) The Natural History of Retroviruses: Exogenization vs Endogenization. Answers Research Journal 2:97-106.

  • Mackey E., Mueller O., Chadwick D., Thompson B., Taylor P., and Liu Y (2013). Transcription of human endogenous retroviruses during the menstrual cycle suggests coordinative hormonal regulation. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Creationism ed. Mark Horstemeyer. (Pittsburg, PA: Creation Science Fellowship, 2013).

  • Liu, Y. Cyclic selection in HIV–1 tropism: microevolution that is going nowhere. Answers Research Journal 8 (2015):199-202.

  • Liu, Y. Mutations in the nef gene make HIV-1 more virulent. Answers Research Journal 8 (2015):333–336.

  • Liu, Y. Is HIV-1 losing fitness due to genetic entropy? Answers Research Journal 8 (2015):339–351.

  • Nguyen. T.D., Davis, J, Eugenio, R.A., and Liu, Y. Female Sex Hormones Activate HERV-K through the OCT4 Transcription Factor in T47D Breast Cancer Cells. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses (2019): accepted.

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