Dr. Mei Liu received her Ph.D in computer science with a research focus in bioinformatics from the University of Kansas. Upon completing her Ph.D. in September 2009, she was awarded the National Library of Medicine (NLM) postdoctoral training fellowship. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Liu has published numerous papers in top journals including Bioinformatics, PLoS One, and JAMIA (Journal of American Medical Informatics Association) and conferences such as AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium). She has also submitted a grant proposal for the K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), entitled “Informatics Approaches to EMR-based Pharmacogenomic Studies of Drug Toxicities”. The proposal is a 4-year award with total $850,000 and it is currently pending for final decision. Dr. Liu’s research interest includes biomedical data mining such as electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical informatics.