Jian Liu, Ph.D.
855 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Academic TitlesAssociate Professor
Research TopicTheoretical Modeling, Mechanobiology, Cell Migration, Membrane Trafficking, Cell Division
The central theme of my research is to understand how mechanical actions feedback to biochemical pathways in cellular processes, and how such mechanochemical crosstalk among key cellular players governs spatial-temporal regulation and shapes cell functions. I confront these challenges by bringing together theoretical and computational studies, rooted in statistical mechanics, with a diversity of biological experiments. My current research interest spans three cellular processes – cell migration, membrane trafficking, and cell division.