Department of Biochemistry

Lab Latest News 

January 2023, Paper published. Congratulation to Yungrong Gao et al. for their paper titled “Optimal Conditions for In Vitro Assembly of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Nucleocapsid-like Particles” published by Viruses!

December 2022, Paper published. Congratulations to Dongdong Cao et al. for their paper titled “Analysis of Template Variations on RNA Synthesis by Respiratory Syncytial Virus Polymerase” publishing by Viruses!

October 2022, New member joined. Eliseo Salas has recently joined us as a Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB) Program Graduate Student. Read Eliseo's profile on our Current Lab Members page.  

October 2022, New member joined. Nicole Wedad Khouryawad has recently joined us as a Research Specialist. Read Nicole's profile on our Current Lab Members page.  

October 2022, New member joined. Adora Bryant has recently joined us as an Administrator. Read Adora's profile on our Current Lab Members page.

September 2022, Congratulations to Dr. Liang for being promoted to Associate Professor. -

August 2022, New member joined. John Blankenhorn has recently joined us as a Research Specialist. Read John's profile on our Current Lab Members page.

August 2022, We are excited to have the undergraduate and high school students join the lab this fall. 

July 2022, Congratulations to the Liang Lab for being awarded a new MPI NIH R01 Funding “Understanding the functional impacts of Aβ variants in Alzheimer's disease with human brain organoids”.

June 2022, Congratulations to the Liang Lab for continuing funding from the CDC for 2023.

May 2022, We are excited to start the 2022 Liang Lab Summer Program. Welcome all participants and enjoy!

May 2022, Congratulations to Claire Ogilvie being accepted into the PhD Chemistry program at Duke University. 

May 2022, We are excited to have the following new students join the lab this spring. 

April 2022, Congratulations to Julia Slack for being accepted into the PhD nursing program focusing on oncology-based symptom science at Duke University. 

April 2022, Congratulations to the Liang Lab for being awarded the 2022 Synergy II Nexus Award at Emory University. 

March 2022, Congratulations to Bowei Deng for being accepted into the PhD Pharmacology programs at Emory, Johns Hopkins, Yale, Cornell, and Duke University. 



Active Funding Support

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health (NIGMS/NIH)
  • National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health (NIA/NIH)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases /National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Synergy II Nexus Award, Emory University
  • The Start-Up Fund, Emory University