Chang Liu

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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

B.A., Harvard College, 2005, Chemistry
Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, 2009, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Phone: (949) 824-8534

University of California, Irvine
3105 Natural Sciences II
Mail Code: 2715
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Directed evolution, Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering, DNA replication
Academic Distinctions
2019 Moore Inventor Fellow
2019 Robert W. Vaughan Lectureship, California Institute of Technology
2019 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Innovator Award
2018 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
2016 Sloan Research Fellow
2015 NIH New Innovator Award
2015 Beckman Young Investigator Award
2015 Dupont Young Professor Award
2009 Miller Research Fellowship
2005 Hertz Foundation Fellowship
2005 NSF Graduate Fellowship
Research Abstract
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 evolution and creating synthetic organisms that use new building blocks for their informational and functional macromolecules. These systems can then be widely applied for the engineering, discovery, and understanding of biological function.
Professional Societies
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Protein Society
Society for Biological Engineering
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