The Liu lab research is at the inter-face between chemistry and biology. Our works focus on enzymatic mechanistic studies and the application of pharmacologically important natural products using organic, molecular biology as well as biophysical methods.

Our work’s main focuses are the chemical basis of pathogen and host interactions, and the chemical nature of the biological clock. His projects address two major areas (1) mechanistic studies of two metallo-proteins (IspG and IspH) in the corresponding process, and (2) identification of other components in these two processes.