November 20, 2017. The lab and families gather in the Liu apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. A 18-lb turkey is NOT pardoned.

November 20

October 23, 2017. Tuan returns to the lab and officially starts his PhD training. MD can also mean "Doctor of Molecules", apparently.

October 10, 2017. LSX gives a lecture at the single-molecule workshop hosted in our lab, organized by LUMICKS.

August 23, 2017. Alushin/Funabiki/Kapoor/Liu/Zhao Lab BBQ to celebrate the end of summer/beginning of fall.

Lab BBQ    Lab BBQ

July 14, 2017. Lingqing Ye completes her summer internship and returns to her college study at University of East Anglia, UK.

July 7, 2017. Tuan Nguyen, a Tri-I MD-PhD student, starts his rotation in the lab. Welcome! 

July 1, 2017. Congratulations to Michael on receiving a postdoctoral fellowship from the Anderson Cancer Center! 

June 22, 2017. Rachel passes her first Thesis Research Proposal meeting. Good job Rachel!

June 1, 2017. Dayi Li, a master student at Fordham University, starts his internship in our lab. Welcome, Dayi!

May 20, 2017. The lab says farewell to Lily and celebrates her time at Rockefeller. Picnic at Central Park.


May 17, 2017. Sai and Michael both give nice talks at the 10-year anniversary of Anderson Cancer Center Retreat at Tarrytown, while LSX is brutally ridiculed along with other HOLs by students and postdocs. 

May 1, 2017. Congratulations to Lily and Enze on going to graduate school! Lily accepts an offer from University of Chicago Biophysics. Enze is admitted by the Physics Department at UC Berkeley.

April 15, 2017. LSX is named a Kimmel Scholar by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation!

April 1, 2017. LSX receives the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes! 

March 1, 2017. LSX thanks the Quadrivium Foundation for supporting our research!

January 25, 2017. The lab celebrates Chinese New Year by enjoying a big meal at Flushing.

new year

November 15, 2016. Thank you for all the wisdom you shared with us, Nacho. Wish the Physical Chemistry of Nucleic Acids is just as fascinating on the other side of the world. (Ignacio Tinoco dies at age 85.)

November 14, 2016. LSX gives a Monday Lecture at Rockefeller and introduces our research program to the campus.

November 7, 2016. LSX gives a seminar to the Biophysics program at University of Maryland, hosted by Dr. Chris Jarzynski.

November 4, 2016. A correlative optical tweezers-fluorescence microscope, manufactured by LUMICKS, is installed in our lab. We name it Saturn. We can now watch and pull at the same time. Life is good.


October 10, 2016. Andrew Wong starts his first rotation in our lab. Welcome, Andrew!

October 5, 2016. The lab goes to the RU Chemical & Structural Biology Retreat at Briarcliff Manor, NY. Xiangwu and Ling both give talks. Rachel also presents a poster. Good job everyone!

August 12, 2016. We have our first lab party to celebrate Lukas's completion of summer research. The originally planned BBQ ends up indoors air-conditioned thanks to the powerful New York summer heat.

group photo

August 1, 2016. Our work is now supported by a Proof of Concept Award kindly provided by the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund!

group photoJuly 11, 2016. Caitlin Gilbert starts her rotation in our lab. Welcome!

July 5, 2016. We are pleased to welcome Lily Delalande to our lab as a research assistant, and Lukas Fuentes and Zhi Zheng as summer undergraduate researchers. Summer fun begins!

July 1, 2016. Congratulations to Xiangwu for receiving a C. H. Li Memorial Scholar Fund Award!

June 27, 2016. After her rotation, Rachel decides to join the lab as our first graduate student. Welcome back, Rachel!

June 1, 2016. Two microscopes are up and running. Venus (left) is a three-color total-internal-reflection fluorescence microscope. Mercury (right) is a single-trap optical tweezers setup. Let there be light.

Venus     Mercury

May 9, 2016. Michael Wasserman migrates all the way from Weill Cornell and joins the lab as a postdoctoral associate. Welcome, Michael!

April 13, 2016. Thanks to the Anderson Cancer Center's generous support, the lab enjoys a three-day retreat at Tarrytown, NY.

April 1, 2016. The lab welcomes two new members. Ling Wang joins as a postdoctoral associate. Rachel Leicher starts her rotation. We are approaching a critical mass of crowdedness and, hopefully, productivity.

March 1, 2016. Sai receives a Tri-Institutional Starr Stem Cell Scholars Fellowship. Congratulations!

February 22, 2016. Three new members are introduced to the lab. Xiangwu Ju and Sai Li join as postdoctoral associates. Virapat (Vincent) Kieuvongngam joins as a rotation student. Welcome!

February 2, 2016. Shixin receives a Monique Weill-Caulier Career Scientist Award from the Hirschl/Weill-Caulier Trust. Thanks for the support!

January 23, 2016. As winter storm Jonas hits NYC, the lab is finally in preliminary working order. Stay warm and safe!

 wet lab     TSH

January 1, 2016. The Liu Lab officially launches! We are located on the B & C levels in the Smith Hall. Welcome to visit!

June 24, 2015. Shixin is hired as an assistant professor and head of laboratory at the Rockefeller University. (Rockefeller University Newswire)

November 20, 2017. The lab and families gather in the Liu apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. A 18-lb turkey is NOT pardoned.October 23, 2017. Tuan returns to the lab and officially sta