Postdoctoral fellows

Please contact Prof. Liu by e-mail with your CV and a brief description of your interest.

Graduate students

We are always looking for thoughtful, dedicated, and creative graduate students to join our growing team. We accept graduate students primarily through the following UC Irvine graduate programs: the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, the Chemistry Graduate Program, the Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Program, and the Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology ProgramPlease contact Prof. Liu with inquiries.


We are searching for a lab manager who can help coordinate our research and training efforts. Please apply here!

Undergraduate researcher

Please contact Prof. Liu by e-mail with your CV and a brief description of your interest.

Training philosophy

Our training goal is to ensure that every student and postdoc leaving the lab has the capabilities, ambition, and scientific maturity needed for an impactful career. To do this, we constantly remind ourselves of three principles:

1) Mentorship is an essential part of a good research program. Each member of the group constructs an individualized research and career development plan with Prof. Liu and has regular meetings with Prof. Liu to ensure that they are on track and developing to their full potential. Senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows help Prof. Liu mentor junior students.

2) Excellent scientists work best in the company of other excellent scientists. We strive to recruit the best people and maintain a culture of inclusive excellence and dedication. We know that diversity is critical for excellent science and strive to build, maintain, and celebrate diversity in our lab, department, university, and broader scientific community.

3) Science thrives in a fun, supportive, and interactive environment. We strive to build a lab environment full of excitement, energy, collaboration, support, and enjoyment.