Awesome Cali weather! (Academics don't hurt either)
5th year Molecular and Cell Biology. PhD Candidate. Danica Chen Lab.
I love adventures such as hiking, car trips, and considering I'm here, intellectual escapades. I also like reading (fiction and non-fiction, with a textbook thrown in every now and then for good measure), sports (Go Sox, Celts, and Pats!), piano, astronomy, meteorology, the occasional video and the essentials, eating and snoozing.
I am working in the lab of Danica Chen to elucidate how a family of proteins called sirtuins will keep me (and everyone I love or who is willing to shell out enough dough) young and vivacious.
Liu, Y., Brown, K., and Chen, D. Aging: The Mitochondrial Connection. 2012. J Clin Exp Pathol. S4.
Liu, Y., Zhang, P., and Chen, D. SIRT-ain relief from age-inducing stress. 2011. Aging. 3, 158-161.
Liu, Y., Zhang, P., and Chen, D. SIRT3: Striking at the heart of aging. 2011. Aging. 3, 1-2
Ma, C., Liu, Y., and He, L. MicroRNAs - powerful repression comes from small RNAs. Sci. China C Life Sci. 2009. 52: 323-30.Bauschlicher, C.W., Liu, Y., Ricca, A., Mattioda, A.L., and Allamandola, L.J. "Electronic and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Diamondoids and the Interstellar Bands between 3.35 and 3.55 microns." 2007. *ApJ*. *671*, > 458-469.