Lab News

2021

September 2021: Our research project on enhanced N95 mask protection is featured by UConn Today. UConn Health Researcher Focuses on Enhanced N95 Mask Protection.

August 2021: Dr. Xiong Ding, a postdoc researcher at our lab, has accepted a Professor position at Southeast University. Congratulations to Dr. Ding! We wish him the best of luck in his career journey!

July 2021: Jiongyu Zhang passed his PhD Qualifying exam. Congratulations!

June 2021: Our article “Autonomous Lab-on-Paper for Multiplexed, CRISPR-based Diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2” has been featured by UConn Today. UConn Engineer Develops Lab-on-Paper SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic by CRISPR.

June 2021: Our article “Autonomous Lab-on-Paper for Multiplexed, CRISPR-based Diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2” has been featured by News Medical Life Sciences. Scientists develop low-cost lab-on-paper device for rapid and accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2.

June 2021: Our article "Autonomous Lab-on-Paper for Multiplexed, CRISPR-based Diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2" has been selected as one of "Lab on a Chip HOT Articles 2021" published in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations to Kun and everyone involved!

April 2021: Dr. Changchun Liu has received the Outstanding Researcher Award for 2020 from University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Liu!

April 2021: Our article "Real-time Colorimetric Quantitative Molecular Detection of Infectious Diseases on Smartphone-based Diagnostic Platform" has been placed as one of the top 100 downloaded chemistry papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.

March 2021: Our point of care diagnostic test has been licensed. UConn-Developed Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases Reaches Licensing Deal.

February 2021: Dr. Changchun Liu has been elected as a Senior Member of The National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Congratulations to Dr. Liu.

January 2021: Dr. Kun Yin, a postdoc researcher at our lab, has accepted a Professor position at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Yin! We wish him the best of luck in his career journey!

2020

November 2020: Our medRxiv preprint paper “Sensitive quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples using digital warm-start CRISPR assay” has been featured by News Medical Life Sciences. Digital warm-start CRISPR assay enables sensitive quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples. Its peer-reviewed version has been published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

October 2020: Liu lab received UConn COVID-19 Rapid Start Funding. UConn Funds Five COVID-19 Research Projects, Announces Additional Funding.

August 2020: Xiong’s paper entitled “Ultrasensitive and visual detection of SARS-CoV-2 using all-in-one dual CRISPR-Cas12a (AIOD-CRISPR) assay” has been accepted by Nature Communications. Congratulations!

August 2020: Liu lab received NIH R61 Award on HIV-self testing. “UConn Researcher Developing ‘Blood-to-Answer’ Method for Early HIV Detection”.

July 2020: Ziyue Li passed his PhD Qualifying exam. Congratulations!

June 2020: Dr. Changchun Liu was invited to give a talk at The Talks. Mobile Point-of-Care AIOD-CRISPR-based COVID-19 Diagnostics.

April 2020: Dr. Changchun Liu had an Audio Interview with Henry Stewart Talks: A novel AIOD-CRISPR system for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2.

March 2020: Dr. Changchun Liu had an interview with Technology Networks. A Point-of-Care CRISPR-based COVID-19 Diagnostic Could Be on the Horizon.

March 2020: Xiong’s work on AIOD-CRISPR technology has been featured on  UConn Today. Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak, UConn Researchers Working on Simple, Low-Cost CRISPR-based Diagnostic Test for Infectious Diseases.

February 2020: Liu lab received a sub-award of NIH U01 in collaboration with Dr.  Rachael Clark at Harvard Medical School.