Research in the Liu lab lies at the interface of biology and engineering. We are fascinated by cellular dynamics and mechanics, particularly during cell migration and clathrin-mediated endocytosis. The theme of biological signal processing at the membrane is explored using both top-down and bottom-up approaches.
Hanqing from Tsinghua University joined the lab as a summer undergraduate researcher, welcome!
The Liu lab once again hosted Girls in Science and Engineering camp activities, thanks to Jin, Jo, and Max for their help!
The Liu lab is receiving a R21 grant from National Cancer Institute to investigate whether MscL activation can abrogate 3D cell migration.
Welcome to Danielle as a NNIN summer fellow and Daniel as a UROP Community College summer research student!
Megan joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher, welcome!
Allen received an Investigating Student Learning grant from Center for Research on Learning and Teaching toimplement some new teaching approach for ME 211.
Kenneth and Tori’s book chapter in Methods in Cell Biology is out, congratulations!
Allen received a Spring/Summer Research Grant from Rackham Graduate School.
Xinyu received the Rackham Summer Award, congratulations!
Max received the NSF graduate fellowship, congratulations!
Jin and Adam received Honorable Mention for the NSF graduate fellowship, congratulations!
Kenneth and Allen present posters at the Biophysics Society Meeting in Baltimore.
Max DeNies and Adam Krieger joined the Liu lab as a Cellular Molecular Biology rotation students, welcome!
Tori will start in January 2015 as a Medical Writer at MMS Holdings, congratulations! We will miss you.
Lap's paper is published in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!
Lap presents a poster and Allen presents a talk at BMES
Allen will present the Cellular and Molecular Biology paper at the BMES Annual meeting in San Antonio in October as part of the Young Innovator Symposium
Julia joined the lab as a Marian Sarah Parker Scholar, welcome!
Jin joined the lab as a PhD student, welcome!
Congratulations to Xinyu, Jo, Kenneth, and Ruijiao on receiving the Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants!
The Liu lab hosted a morning of the Girls In Sciences and Engineering camp with the help of Jo and Di.
Jo won the Best Poster Award at MBSTP Annual Symposium, congratulations!
Jo's work in collaboration with the Deng lab in BME is accepted by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, congratulations!
Jake Mathieu and Di Wu joined the Liu lab as a SURE student and a summer intern, welcome to both!
Jon Muncie and Karan Patel both accepted to go to UC Berkeley for their graduate studies in Bioengineering PhD (Berkeley/UCSF) and Mechanical Engineering Masters, congratulations!
Tori and Beth's paper is accepted by PLoS One, congratulations!
Our paper in JoVE is published, congratulations to Chris, Karan, and Jo!
Johanna presents a poster at the 58th Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco
Ruijiao Miao joined the Liu lab as a Master's student, welcome!
Our paper with the Fu lab is published in Review of Scientific Instruments!
Luciana Rosselli-Murai joined the Liu lab as a post-doc, welcome!
Xinyu and Johanna passed their RFE exams, congratulations on becoming PhD candidates!
Tete Ikpeme joined the Liu lab as an UROP student, welcome!
Dr. Liu’s review co-authored with the Trejo lab is published in Pharmacological Reviews.
Xinyu presents a poster at the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting in Seattle
Jason Karslake joined the Liu lab as a Biophysics rotation student, welcome!
Kenneth Ho joined the Liu lab as a Master's student, welcome!
Johanna received a fellowship from Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program, congratulations!
Chris received the Lee Steffenhagen Scholarship, congratulations!
Ziah Dean joined the Liu lab as a Biophysics rotation student, welcome!
Lap Man Lee joined the lab as a post-doc, welcome!
Johanna received an Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, congratulations!
Johanna received an Honorable Mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellow Program, congratulations!
Both Jon Muncie and Chris Coyne have been awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Fellowships to work in the lab for Summer 2013, congratulations!
Karan Patel is awarded the CoE Distinguished Leadership Award, congratulations!
Tori Murray joined the lab as a post-doc, welcome!
Dr. Liu is awarded the NIH Director's New Innovator Award.
Chris Coyne joined the lab as an undergraduate student, welcome!
Jon Municie receives a travel grant from UM BMES Club and will present a poster at the BMES undergraduate symposium in Atlanta, congrats!
Xinyu Tan (ME) joined the lab as a PhD student, welcome!
Johanna Heureaux (ME) joined the lab as a PhD student and a Rackham Summer Institute fellow, welcome!
Karan Patel (ME) and Jon Muncie (BME) joined the lab as summer undergrad students.
Elisabeth Steel joined the lab as lab technician
Sarah Lewis (BME) and Yongxian He (ME) joined the lab for the semester
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Systems is established in Department of Mechanical Engineering at UM
Live cell imaging using TIR-FM
Vesicle encapsulation for cellular reconstitution
Spatial dynamics of clathrin-coated pits