Allen Liu

Allen Liu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Address

2674 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone
(734) 764-7719

Research Interests

Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, bottom-up synthetic biology, droplet microfluidics, systems biology of endocytosis and cell migration.

Honors and Awards

UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award – Honorable Mention, University of Michigan, 2013
Director's New Innovator’s Award, National Institute of Health, 2012
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
Summer meeting travel award, American Society of Cell Biology, 2007
Student travel award, Biophysical Society, 2005
PGS-B Scholarship; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, 2005
PGS-A Scholarship; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, 2003
Science Scholar, University of British Columbia, 2000

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Assistant Professor Allen Liu was featured in an article in The Scientist titled "The Mechanobiology Garage: New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells."

The work, which was a collaborative effort with a research group in Minnesota, included the construction of mechanosensitive liposome with biosensing capability using cell-free expression.

Shao, a Detroit Country Day high school research student for Allen Liu's lab, was awarded first place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category at the 60th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit

The symposium will take place at the Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans, February 11-15, 2017

The award is named in honor of Helen Lun Chen Wu, a U-M alumna

His lecture, titled Mechanobiology at the Cellular Length Scale, focused on how cells in our body sense and respond to mechanical cues.