Justin recently won an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program award to support his project on the directed evolution of anti-HIV antibodies using expanded genetic codes. Congrats Justin!
Our paper on a new replication system for targeted evolution is featured on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Nature Chemical Biology. It is featured as one of a collection of papers on designing biology, elaborated upon in a very nice associated editorial called “Building up biology”. Additional nice write-ups about this work can be found here and here.
Our lab’s first major work, describing a new genetic system for evolution, was just published in Nature Chemical Biology. Congrats to Arjun!
A recent paper on noise attenuation in biological circuits, co-authored by Prof. Qing Nie’s group and Prof. Liu, makes the cover of ACS Synthetic Biology. Congrats!
Prof. Liu is now a joint faculty member in UCI’s Department of Chemistry. We look forward to more collaborations with chemistry faculty and students.
Prof. Liu was quoted in “‘Find and Replace’ Across an Entire Genome” by Ed Yong in National Geographic, and in “Large-Scale Editing of Genetic Code Now Possible” by Shawn Radcliffe in HealthlineNews. These articles discuss recent achievements in rewriting the genetic code by the Isaacs and Church labs.
Keoni won 1st place in the Science category at the National Broadcom MASTERS Competition. He got a personal tour of the Oval Office from President Obama and a good chunk of prize money to support his scientific projects. Congrats Keoni!