Associate Professor, Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics
Yan Liu received B.S. (1993) from Shandong University Department of Applied Chemistry, specialized in Colloidal Chemistry. Her Ph.D. (2000) work in Columbia University was focused on using second harmonic generation to study the surface properties of colloidal particles. She did postdoctoral research in Rockefeller University and Duke University on studying photobiology and photochemistry of proteins and pigment. She joined the faculty of Arizona State University at Biodesign Institute in 2004. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Molecular Science and the Biodesign Institute at ASU. Her current research interests focus on understanding the physical chemistry aspects of DNA based self-assembly and developing applications of DNA-directed assembly in nanophotonics and nanomedicine.