Jun Liu, PhD

Associate Professor Tenure; Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Microbial Pathogenesis: Jun Liu Lab

Virology Laboratories

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology

Yale Microbial Sciences Institute


Dr. Liu has been working in the field of electron microscopy for 20 years. In particular, he gained expertise in cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) after working with Prof. Ken Taylor at Florida State University and Dr. Sriram Subramaniam at NIH. Since he started his own laboratory in 2007, he has been dedicated to developing high-throughput cryo-ET pipeline in which both data collection and image analysis are streamlined and automated. The high-throughput cryo-ET pipeline is becoming increasingly powerful, enabling his laboratory to visualize over 100,000 cells from 100 different bacterial species. More importantly, the massive data from cryo-ET has been systematically utilized to gain structural insights into fundamental biological processes related to signaling transduction, flagellar assembly, protein secretion, phage adsorption DNA translocation, and host-pathogen interactions. Dr. Liu has published more than 60 papers in journals that include Nature, Science, PNAS, and Cell

Education & Training

PhD Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1998)

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Jun Liu, PhD
Lab Location
West Campus Advanced Biosciences Center
840 West Campus Drive, Rm 211

West Haven, CT 06516
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Office Location
West Campus Advanced Biosciences Center
840 West Campus Drive, Rm 213

West Haven, CT 06516
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Curriculum Vitae

Liu Lab