PhD, Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Davis
Albert Liu is a passionate researcher and science communicator driven to better understand what the future may hold for life on Earth by studying how the natural world has evolved. As a PhD candidate in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Program at UC Davis, Liu works alongside Dr. Patrick Shih researching the evolution of enzymatic carbon fixation. His research utilizes a combination of phylogenetic approaches and structural biology to observe patterns in protein evolution. Liu was awarded an NIH T32 training grant between the years of 2019-2022, and continues to be an active trainee in the Chemical Biology Program at UC Davis.
Since becoming a researcher, Liu has also pursued his interests in outreach and scientific communication to translate scientific findings to a broader audience. He completed the Scientific Communication Online Programme at Northwestern University during his Ph.D. studies and produces written content for the Innovative Genomics Institute and the Innovation Institute for Food and Health.