Xueyan "Sherry" Liu



  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Postdoc, 2016-18
  • Baylor University, PhD, 2013
  • Ocean University of China, MS, 2004
  • Jilin University, BS, 2001

Research Interests

Spatial statistics, spatial point processes, count data modeling, longitudinal and survival analysis of clinical data, mathematical modeling in biology, etc.


MATH 4385/5385 - Statistical Learning (100% online course, offered in Fall) See flyer.

MATH 6375 - Advanced Statistical Learning (100% online course, offered in Spring) See flyer.

MATH 3512 - Introduction to Abstract Algebra

MATH 2221 - Elementary Differential Equations

MATH 2314 - Elementary Statistical Methods

MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra

Selected publications

Su W, Saravia J, Risch I, Rankin S, Guy C, Chapman N, Shi H, Sun Y, Li W, Huang H, KC A, Wang Y, Liu D, Jiao Y, Chen P, Yan KK, Zhang J, Vogel P, Yu J, Peng J, Lim S, Hu H, Soliman H, Liu XY, Serrano G, Beach T, Chi HB. CXCR6 orchestrates brain CD8+ T cell residency and limits murine Alzheimer's disease pathology. Nature Immunology, 2023, Accepted.

Liu XY, Guy C, Flanagan M, Boada Romero M, Green D, Cheng C, Zhang H. Unbiased and Robust Analysis of Co-localization in Super-resolution Images. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2022, 31(8): 1484-1499. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09622802221094133

Guy C, Miltrea D, Chou PC, Temirov J, Vignali K, Liu XY, Zhang H, Kriwacki R, Bruchez M, Watkins S, Workman C, Vignali D. LAG3 associates with TCR/CD3 complexes and suppresses signaling by driving CD4/CD8:p56lck dissociation, Nature Immunology, 2022, 23(5): 757-767. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-022-01176-4

Liedmann S, Liu XY, Guy C, Crawford J, Rodriguez D, Kuzuoglu-Ozturk D, Guo A, Temirov J, Chen M, Ruggero D, Zhang H, Thomas P, Green D. Localization of a TORC1-eIF4F translation complex during CD8+ T cell activation drives divergent cell fate, Molecular Cell, July 2022, 82 (13): 2401-2414.e9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2022.04.016

Chepyalay S*, Liu X*, Wu ZP, Breuer A, Cho JH, Li YX, Mancieri A, Jiao Y, Zhang H, Peng JM (*: Co-first authors). JUMPt: Comprehensive Protein Turnover Modeling of In Vivo Pulse SILAC Data by Ordinary Differential Equations, Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93(40): 13495-13504. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02309?goto=supporting-info

Fu GT, Guy C, Chapman N, Palacios G, Wei J, Zhou P, Long L, Wang Y, Quan C, Dhungana Y, Huang H, KC A, Shi H, Rankin S, Brown S, Johnson A, Wake_eld R, Robinson C, Liu XY, Sheyn A, Yu J, Jackowski S, Chi HB. Metabolic control of TFH cells and humoral immunity by phosphatidylethanolamine, Nature, 2021, 595: 724-729. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03692-z

Liu XY, Chen WC, Chen T, Zhang H, Zhang B. Marginal Effects and Incremental Effects in Two-Part Models for Endogenous Healthcare Utilization in Health Services Research. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 2020, 20: 111-139. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10742-020-00211-x

[R package: colocalization] Jiahui Xu, Xueyan Liu, Lin Li, Cheng Cheng, Hui Zhang, R package Colocalization: Normalized Spatial Intensity Correlation. 2020. https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/colocalization/index.html

Zhang H, Tang L, Kong YY, Chen T, Liu XY, Zhang ZW, Zhang B. Distribution-free Models for Latent Mixed Population Responses in a Longitudinal Setting with Missing Data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2019, 28: 3273-3285. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30246608/

Liu XY, Zhang B, Tang L, Zhang ZW, Zhang N, Allison J, Srivastava DK, Zhang H, Are marginalized two-part models superior to non-marginalized two-part models for count data with excess zeroes? Estimation of marginal effects, model misspecification, and model selection, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 2018, 18: 175-214. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10742-018-0183-6

[Textbook] Graef J, Henderson J, Kong LJ, Liu XY, Ordinary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems. Vol II: Boundary Value Problems, in Trends in Abstract and Applied Analysis (Vol. 8), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2018. https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/11091#t=aboutBook

[Textbook] Graef J, Henderson J, Kong LJ, Liu XY, Ordinary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems. Vol I: Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations, in Trends in Abstract and Applied Analysis (Vol. 7), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2018. https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10888#t=aboutBook

Liu XY, Winter B, Tang L, Zhang B, Zhang ZW, Zhang H, Simulating comparisons of different computing algorithms fitting zero-inflated Poisson models for zero abundant counts, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 2017, 87: 2609-2621. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00949655.2017.1327590

Find more on my Google Scholar profile at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DDpZqrEAAAAJ&hl=en