Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Systems


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. We explore biological signal processing at the membrane using both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Live cell imaging using TIR-FMVesicle encapsulation for cellular reconstitutionSpatial dynamics of clathrin-coated pits