Dr. Liu received his B.S. (2007) in Chemical Biology and M.S. (2010) in Organic Chemistry at Hubei University and East China University of Science and Technology, respectively. He received his Ph.D. (2014) in Inorganic Chemistry from the Fudan University. Under the supervision of Drs. Fuyou Li and Chunhui Huang, he has received systematic training in synthesis and bioimaging of organic dyes, inorganic complexes and rare-earth doped nanomaterials. After graduation, he joined the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) as a special volunteer under the supervision of Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen. His current research interest is focused on developing new highly sensitive nanomaterials and methods for biomarker in vitro diagnostics (IVD).