We develop and apply novel nano-photonics and biophysical tools to explore the physics behind biological systems, from single molecules, membrane proteins to living cells.​

Our interdisciplinary group integrates members coming from chemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, and physics backgrounds.


Lab updates

Updated 2021-03:



Sep 2019 

Welcome two new graduate students this year,  Piyu Wu and Zhaohui Xiong !

July, 2019

Welcome, Dr. Wei Cheng joined us as a postdoc !

March 2021 

Our TP work has been accepted by Nature Cell Biology-Congrats!

July, 2018 

Welcome Pengxiang Liu as a first year graduate student in the lab!

18 June, 2018 

Group dinner to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival!


We have a brand new TIRF microscope!  Very exciting!


Woh, we have lots of fancy instruments now. More will arrive soon.


Welcome to Wuhan University! The Liu lab is almost operational after Liang Wang, Wenxu, and Hongyun worked hard setting it up over the summer.