Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine

Chang Liu is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at UC Irvine. In 2005, he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry from Harvard, where he conducted undergraduate research with Professor Stuart Schreiber. Liu then joined the laboratory of Professor Peter Schultz at the Scripps Research Institute, where he worked on expanded genetic codes. Liu earned his PhD in chemistry in 2009, after which he became a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley. Working with Professor Adam Arkin, Liu conducted research in the field of synthetic biology and developed methods for the predictable creation of complex regulatory systems. In 2013, Liu started his lab at UC Irvine. Professor Liu’s research is in the fields of synthetic biology, chemical biology, and directed evolution. He is particularly interested in engineering specialized genetic systems for rapid mutation and evolution to address problems ranging from protein engineering to developmental biology. For his group’s work, Professor Liu has be recognized with a number of awards including the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NIH New Innovator Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, and the Dupont Young Professor Award.