Lily Liu

Ph.D. Botanical Medicine (Guangzhou), M.Sc. Forestry (UBC), M.Sc. Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (South China Ag U), B.Sc. Biology (Hubei)
Langley Office: 1680
Langley Campus: 604-599-3078


  • Ph.D. in Botanical Medicine, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese   Medicine, Guangzhou, China.
  • M.Sc. in Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.                 
  • M.Sc. in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.                                             
  • B.Sc. in Biology, Hubei University, Wuhan, China.
  • Candidate of Master in Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


  • Instructor/Instructional Associate, Kwantlen Polytechnic University                                                                     

I have worked at KPU since 2014. I teach HORT 3320 Plant Pathology (Lecture and Lab) and other labs of other upper-level courses in the Horticulture Bachelor Degree program, and I also supervise students' research projects in the lab. My research focuses on the domestication of Chinese medicinal plants and medicinal plants in the prevention and treatment of plant diseases.

  • Research Scientist, University of British Columbia

I worked at the Forest Pathology lab at UBC to investigate forest diseases and pathogen populations in Metro Vancouver, develop DNA fingerprinting for identification of the forest pathogens, and construct a DNA library of the top 50 unwanted forest pathogens in Canada.

  • Associate Professor, Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Courses Taught: General Botany, Chinese Botanical Medicine, Plant Taxonomy, Chinese medicinal plant Identification, Plant Physiology, General Biology.

Research: My research involved medicinal plant identification, conservation, good agricultural practices for medicinal plant production, and quality control of crude drugs.