Dr. Liu received his B.S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 2010, and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Radiology from the University of British Columbia in 2014. Under the supervision of Drs. David M. Perrin, Kuo-Shyan Lin, and Francois Benard, he has received systematic training in organic synthesis, radiology, cancer biology, peptide/protein chemistry, and molecular imaging. Right after graduation, he joined LOMIN at NIBIB as a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Chen.
His research interests focus on creating new platforms at the interface of chemistry, biology, and clinical applications. His goal is to apply novel chemical and radiochemical methodologies to overcome long-standing challenges in molecular imaging; nanomedicine; and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.