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Chang Liu, Ph.D., Receives the 2019 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Innovator Award

ACS Synthetic Biology is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Young Innovator Award to Chang Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine.

This award, established in 2014, honors the contributions of a young scientist who has made a major impact on synthetic biology and/or related fields. The award will be presented at the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference, June 23-27, 2019, in New York, New York.

Dr. Chang Liu graduated summa cum laude with his bachelors in chemistry from Harvard University in 2005. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in 2009, under Professor Peter Schultz. Dr. Liu then became a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Professor Adam Arkin.

Dr. Liu started his lab at the University of California, Irvine in 2013, where he does research 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, Chang has been 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.

Congratulations, Dr. Chang Liu!

Don’t miss his talk at SEED 2019 on Synthetic Genetic Systems for Rapid Mutation and Continuous Evolution in vivo on Monday, June 24th from 3:00-3:30 P.M. EDT during Session 3.

Read more of Dr. Chang Liu’s research in ACS Synthetic Biology:

Genetic Compatibility and Extensibility of Orthogonal Replication
ACS Synth. Biol., 2019, ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00122

Tunable Expression Systems for Orthogonal DNA Replication
ACS Synth. Biol., 2018, 7, 12, 2930-2934
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00400

Mutually Orthogonal DNA Replication Systems In Vivo
ACS Synth. Biol., 2018, 7,7, 1722-1729
DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00195

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