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.
Our collaboration paper with Ashutosh Agrawal (U Houstin) has been accepted by Soft Matter.
The Liu lab is grateful for the generous gift from Kendall and Susan Warren.
Allen is selected to receive the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society – Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference in Hawaii January 2017.
Allen is selected to present at the 2017 Future of Biophysics Burroughs Wellcome Fund Symposium at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans February 2017.
Liu lab welcomes Ying-Lin (Angel) Wang as a short-term visiting scholar from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
Allen gives the Physics Colloquium at Oakland University.
Allen gives a seminar at University of Geneva in Department of Biochemistry.
Allen gives a seminar at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research at Mainz, Germany.
Our collaboration paper with Yuan Lin (Hong Kong University) has been accepted by Biophysical Journal.
Allen gives a seminar in biomedical engineering at Brown University.
Liu lab welcomes 5 new undergraduate researchers, Marena, Andrew, Schyler, Yoani, and Arianna.
Allen gives a seminar at PSU in the BME department.
Luciana's abstract has been selected for a microsymposium talk at ASCB in December, congratulations!
Zhaowen and Jenn joined the lab as a Biophysics rotation student and BME Master's student, welcome!
Jin and Lap's paper has been accepted by Biomicrofluidics, congratulations!
Sagardip and Jophin joined the lab as new PhD students, welcome!
Allen gives a talk at the Workshop on Cell Mechanics organized by the Kavli Institutes for Theoretical Physics-Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Allen gives a seminar in the Center for Life Sciences at Tsinghua University/Peking University.
Allen presents at the Sino-American Workshop on Biomedical Engineering and China-Oversea Joint Workshop on Biomechanics in Shanghai.
Shue receives a scholarship and attends the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course on synthetic biology.
The Liu lab is receiving a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation with the Noireaux lab from University of Minnesota to construct DNA programmed minimal cells with mechanosensitive functions.
Kenneth has been selected to present a podium presentation at MechBio 2016 in San Diego and received a travel award, congratulations!
Kenneth has been selected to present an oral presentation at CellMatrix meeting in Berlin, Germany, congratulations!
Allen will co-chair CellMatrix meeting in Berlin, Germany this October with
Sapun Parekh (MPI for polymer research) and Ovijit Chaudhuri (Stanford University)
Shue and Johanna will have oral and poster presentations at the BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, congratulations!
Our collaboration paper with Zhangli Peng (Notre Dame), On Shun Pak (Santa Clara University), and Yuan-nan Young (NJIT) has been accepted by Acta Mechanica Sinica.
Our collaboration paper with Ling-Gang Wu’s lab at NIH has been accepted by Nature Communications.
The Liu lab once again hosted Girls in Science and Engineering camp activities, thanks to Kenneth, Max, Megan, and Nick for their help!
Ashley Bonnoitt and Lili Tian joined the Li lab for the summer as SURE students, welcome!
Megan and Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s and Masters’ degree, respectively, congratulations!
The Liu lab is receiving a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation with the Agrawal lab from University of Houston to study tension-based adaptation in clathrin-mediated endocytosis.
Our collaborative paper with Mike Jewett’s group is accepted by ChemComm, congratulations to Jin and Kenneth!
Xinyu is awarded the Helen Wu Award from Rackham Graduate School, congratulations!
Max passed his Prelim Exam, congratulations!
Allen’s perspective/review article is accepted by Biophysical Journal!
The lab welcomes Nick Emery and Pete Basile as undergraduate and Master’s researcher, respectively.
Allen presented talks at National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
The Liu lab is receiving a grant from Elsa U. Pardee Foundation to develop an approach to proteomically profile clathrin-coated pits.
Luciana presented a poster and Allen gave a talk at ‘Building the Cell’ subgroup at the ASCB meeting in San Diego.
Max received a Student Mini-Grant from UM library and both Max and Jin received Rackham Research Grant, congratulations!
Allen presented at Saturday Morning Physics lecture
Allen presented a talk at the Bioengineering Seminar Series at Georgia Tech.
High school student Katharine Shao joined the lab for some research experience, welcome!
Danielle and Daniel presented at the BMES meeting in Tampa in the undergraduate session
Jin passed his RFE exam, congratulations!
Allen presented a talk at the Medical Device Innovation Center at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan
Rebecca Abrishami and Scott Haskell joined the lab as UROP students for AY15-16, welcome!
Xinyu’s manuscript is accepted by Integrative Biology, congratulations!
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