• NIGMS/NIH has made an R35 MIRA award to Kathy to support our quests in RNA epitranscriptomics. This is our lab’s first major federal funding! (July 2019)

  • Kathy has received invitation for a short talk in the 2019 Eukaryotic mRNA Processing meeting organized by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (July 2019)

  • Amber Yanas and Michael Owens officially join the lab as graduate research assistants. Welcome both of you! (June 2019)

  • Kathy delivered a short talk at Gordon Research Conference (GRC): Nucleic Acids, Newry, ME (June 6, 2019) (Kathy’s 2nd oral presentation at a GRC and the first as an independent faculty member)

  • Alex Maldonado-Lopez completed her rotation with us. We will miss you, Alex! (June 2019)

  • Congratulations to Jordan Ontiveros for successfully renewing the Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Fellowship (June 2019)

  • Congratulations to Julian Stoute for being selected as a Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Fellow in Johnson Research Foundation (June 2019)

  • Nicholas Schell joins us as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Nick! (May 2019)

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University (April 11, 2019) (Kathy’s first out-state seminar as an independent faculty member)

  • Jordan and Julian successfully passed their prelim exams without conditions! Congratulations!!

  • Jordan and Julian published their first paper entitled The chemical diversity of RNA modifications! Big congrats!!

  • Michael Owens and Alex Maldonado-Lopez start their rotations with us. Welcome! (April 2019)

  • Yuyu Zhang joins our lab as an undergraduate research assistant. She is from Earlham College, in Richmond, Indiana. She will spend 9+ months with us through the partial support from the Off-Campus Experience Program of The Philadelphia Center. Welcome, Yuyu! (Jan. 2019)

  • Amber Yanas starts her rotations with us. Welcome, Amber :) (Jan. 2019). Welcome!

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Penn (Oct. 15, 2018)

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Epigenetics Institute at Penn (Oct. 11, 2018)

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department at Drexel University (Oct. 8, 2018)

  • Julian Stoute and Jordan Ontiveros formally joined the lab as graduate research assistants (June 2018). Welcome!

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Department of Genetics at Penn (May 2018)

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar as part of the “The Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Lectures” at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, May 2018

  • Kathy chaired the first session of The 11th Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology Interface Symposium (FCBIS2018), Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 2018

  • Pallavi Menon (Vagelos MLS program), Celian Zhang (Vagelos MLS program), and Chris Kai Liao join the lab as undergraduate research assistants (April 2018). Welcome!

  • Dr. Hui (Henry) Shen join the lab as a postdoctoral fellow on Feb 1, 2018. Welcome, Henry!

  • Kathy delivered an invited seminar in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at Penn on Jan. 10, 2018

  • Liu lab officially started @ Penn on Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year), The new lab, New start!

  • Kathy delivered a research talk in the Friday Research Discussions event at Penn on Dec. 8, 2017 (a faculty appointment warmup seminar!)

  • Kathy arrived at Penn to build her independent lab (Oct. 2017)