Research highlight:  cyborg cardiac organoid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

About the Liu Lab

Jia Liu's group at Harvard brings together researchers from Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, and Computer Science to develop advanced nanoelectronic, cyborg engineering, genetic and genomic engineering, and computational tools for biological and biomedical applications. Specifically, we are working on tools and platforms capable of mapping and controlling single-cell activities across time and space from a statistically significant number of cells in living and behaving organisms with cell-type specificity. Using these tools, we aim to study the relationship between single-cell electrophysiology and gene expression with whole-organ/organism level functions and dysfunctions to address questions in brain-machine interface, neuroscience, cardiac diseases and developmental disorders.

Postdoctoral, graduate student, fellow/research assistant, and visiting scholar/visiting undergraduate research intern positions are all currently available.  Please go to our Openings page for more details.

Recent News and Publications

NEWS

PUBLICATIONS

9/1/2019:  Two Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Fellowship awards have been granted to Jia Liu and to Hao Sheng of our group.  Jia has been awarded the Aramont Junior Faculty Fellowship. Hao has been awarded the Aramont Graduate Student Fellowship. We are very grateful to the Aramont Charitable Foundation for their generous support of our research. Please see the Harvard Gazette article for more information.

9/1/2019:  We welcome new graduate students Xin Tang and Rachel Zoll to the lab.  Also joining the lab are Gaël Ancel and Charlene de Guitaut, Visiting Undergraduate Research Interns from Mines ParisTech, and Han Jiang, Research Fellow, MS, Boston University 2019.  Welcome all!

8/1/2019:  Siyuan Zhao joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.  Welcome!  Siyuan received his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Peking University, Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, with Prof. Xiaojie Duan.  We would also like to welcome Shiqi Guo, joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.  Shiqi received her PhD in MEMS, Electronics and Photonics from George Washington University.

Li, Q., K. Nan, P. LeFloch, Z. Lin, H. Sheng, T.S. Blum and J. Liu. Cyborg organoids:  Implantation of nanoelectronics via organogenesis for tissue-wide electrophysiology.  Nano Letters https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02512. 2019.

Please click here for the Harvard Gazette news item about this, and click here for Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences news item.  For more press on this article, please go to our Press page.

                             Nano Letters

                                                 

7/1/2019:  The following students joined the lab as undergraduate research interns:  Suwan Ding (Fudan University), Vivi Song (West China Center of Medical Sciences, Sichuan University), and Tianyu Shao (Fudan University).  Qinyi Chen also joined the lab as a Fellow appointment, having just graduated from Jilin University.  Welcome!

 

5/1/2019: Thomas Blum joined the lab as undergraduate research intern, welcome! Thomas is a freshman in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University.  On 4/12/19, Thomas received the Davenport College Richter Summer Fellowship, congratulations!

 

3/1/2019: Zuwan Lin joined the lab as graduate student, welcome!

 

2/8/2019: Hao Sheng joined the lab as graduate student, welcome!

 

01/10/2019: Dr. Kewang Nan joined the lab as postdoctoral fellow, welcome! Dr. Nan did his PhD at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, with Profs. John A. Rogers and Paul V. Braun.

 

01/01/2019: Dr. Qiang Li joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow, welcome! Dr. Qiang Li did his PhD at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with Prof. Yuguo Lei.

 

01/01/2019: Paul Le Floch joined the lab as a joint graduate student with Prof. Zhigang Suo, welcome!

 

01/01/2019: We start at Harvard SEAS on January 1, 2019.