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Current Liu Lab Members


Principal Investigator


              Professor Aimin Liu, Ph.D.

              Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Chemistry

              Department of Chemistry

              The University of Texas at San Antonio

              San Antonio, TX 78249-0698



Postdoctoral Fellow

                Dr. Andrew J. Fielding (Ph.D., University of Minnesota), E-mail:

                Dr. Teruaki Koto (Ph.D., Osaka City University), E-mail:

                Dr. Jiasong Li (Ph.D., University of Science and Technoology of China), E-mail:

                Dr. Inchul Shin (Ph.D., Seoul National University), E-mail:

                Dr. Yu Yang (Ph.D., Jiangnan University), E-mail:



Graduate Research Assistant

                Mr. Christiphor Ian Davis, E-mail:

                Mr. Kednerlin Dornevil, E-mail:

                Mr. Li Ma, E-mail:

                Ms. Yifan Wang, E-mail:



Undergraduate Research Scholar

                Ms. Laura Munoz, E-mail:

                Mr. Jamil Wadhwania, E-mail:




Lab Alumni and Current (or Last Known) Post


Breaking News: Dr. Fange (Katherine) Liu has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania.



Dr. Fange (Katherine) Liu earned her Ph.D. degree from our laboratory in summer 2013. During her graduate study in our group between 2008-2013, she was a very much accomplished young scholar and had several pieces of pioneer work. After graduation with honor, she has been doing a postdoctoral study at The University of Chicago (2013-2017). Kathy is now hiring graduate students and postdoctoral associates to prepare for the start of her independent career at Penn.


Congratulations and best of the luck to Kathy!


                Antoinette L. Walker, Research Technician (2003-2005), The University of Mississippi Medical Center

                Ahmad H. Al-Mestarihi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2016)

                Audie Thompson, Graduate student (2004-2004), Research Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University

                James Benjamin Brock,Medical research fellow (2005-2006), MD, Assistan Professor (infectious diseases expert), University of Mississippi Medical Center

                Rachel L. Ruckstuhl, Summer reserach fellow (2006-2006), Manager at Accenture, Washington D.C.

                Channing Twyner, Medical research fellow (2007-2007), MD and Anesthesiologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

                Tingfeng Li, Ph.D. 2008, Executive Editor, Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, Scientific Research

                Rong Fu, Ph.D. 2009, Research Associate, Emory University

                Sunil G. Naik, Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2010), Dean of School of Chemical Sciences & Head of Chemistry Dpeartment, Central University of Rajasthan, India

                William Morris, B.S. 2010, Georgia State University

                Keith Z. Deng, Research Technician (2010-2011), Senior Analyst, Aon, New York, NY

                Rashda M. Payne, B.S. 2011, Georgia State University

                Imran Rehmani, Masters 2012,ORISE/CHEMIST, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

                Vesna de Serrano, Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2012), Director of X-ray Crystallography Core Facility, University of Maryland School of Medicine

                Kednerlin Dornevil, Masters 2012, Ph.D. candidate (our current group member)

                Brook (Xiaoxi) Wei, Masters 2012, Statistical Modeler, LexisNexis, San Jose, CA

                Lirong Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2013), Associate Research Scientist (non-tenure track faculty), University of Georgia

                Casey Waldeck, Research Technician (2012-2013), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, A&C Behavioral Solutions, LLC

                Shingo Esaki, graduate student (2012-2015), Georgia State University

                Fange Liu, Ph.D. 2013 (graduated with honor), HHMI postdoc fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

                Yan Chen, Ph.D. 2013, Postdoc fellow, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tempa, FL

                Ryan Gumpper, graduate student (2013-2015), Georgia State University

                Jiafeng Geng, Ph.D. 2014 (graduated with honor), Postdoc fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

                Lu Huo, Ph.D. 2014 (graduated with honor), Research Scientist, Alliance Pharma Inc.

                James Terrell, Masters, 2014, graduate student, Georgia State University

                Beibei Liu, graduate student (2014-2015), Georgia State University

                Jing Mu, graduate student (2014-2015), Georgia State University

                Apollos Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2015), Research Associate, Emory University

                Calmour J. Henry, Masters 2016, Georgia State University

                Tseng Xiong, Masters 2016, Georgia State University