News and Events

2020

Jan

  • Our new lab admin / program coordinator Holly Bartel started. Welcome!

2019

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sept

Aug

  • The Liu Lab welcomes experimental postdoc Boning Zhang!
  • Annual Retreat for the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, with Bill Kaelin as the keynote speaker.
  • Annual Liu Lab summer party with watergun fights on Chochituate State Park.

July

June

May

  • Postdoc’s Amy Peng and Sherlock Hu left the Liu Lab to start working at BlueBird and GV20 Therapeutics.
  • Our lab technician Nicole Traugh finished her work in the Liu Lab and will start her PhD at Tufts University this fall.
  • We received the NCI R01 grant to identify regulators of cancer immunotherapy response.
  • Shirley Liu organized the success DFCI Swirling lectures.

April

  • Shirley Liu gave the Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture at Purdue University.
  • Our Cistrome-GO paper was accepted to Nucleic Acids Research.

March

  • Liu lab welcomes new postdoc Zexian (Davis) Zeng.
  • We received the NCI ITCR U24 grant to continue development and maintenance of Cistrome.

February

  • Our MAGeCKFlute pipeline for CRISPR screen analyses was published in Nature Protocol.
  • Our TRUST BCR paper was published in Nat Genet, and highlighted by ACIR
  • Shirley Liu was elected to a Fellow at the International Society for Computational Biology.

January

  • Xihao (Sherlock) is the recipient of a Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (PICI) Scholar Award.

2018

December

November

  • Updated Cistrome DB is published in NAR
  • Xiaoqing Wang is the proud father of baby James!
  • Rongbin’s Cistrome DB paper appeared online in Nucleic Acids Research.
  • Xihao (Sherlock) and Jian’s paper on how to evaluate immune repertoire inference algorithms is published in Nat Biotech.
  • Former Visiting scholar Jian Zhang’s immune repertoire paper in AML was published on Genome Medicine.

October

  • Liu Lab welcomes postdocs Collin Tolkheim, Chenfei Wang, and Li Song.
  • Liu Lab members gave talks at the Takeda Target Discovery conference, SAPA conference, CSHA Systems Biology of Gene Regulation meeting, and Chinese Systems Biology conference.

September

  • Liu Lab welcomes visiting scholars Xiaoman Wang.
  • Liu Lab participated in the second Jimmy Fund Walk to raise funding for DFCI.
  • Binbin Wang’s paper on MAGeCKFlute pipeline for CRISPR screen analyses is accepted to Nature Protocol.

August

  • Peng’s TIDE paper is published in Nature Medicine.

July

  • The CIDC project has a new project manager, Joyce Hong.

June

  • Shirley presented her CRISPR screen work at CRISPR genome editing conference in China and Italy.

May

  • Chen-hao’s CRISPR screen design and analyses paper is accepted for publication in Bioinformatics.

April

  • Shirley gave the plenary talk on cancer immunology at AACR annual meeting.

March

  • Our NCI ITCR U01 grant on inferring tumor immune repertoire are recommended for funding.

February

  • Wei Li started his assistant professor position at National Children’s Medical Center/ George Washington University

January

  • Welcome Avinash Sahu, PhD Computer Science from U Maryland, as new postdoc in the lab.
  • Our collaboration with Wucherpfeening Lab on CRISPR screens to identify genes modulating T-cell mediated cancer cell killing is published in Science.