Creatively integrating chemistry and evolution to illuminate biology and enable new therapeutics

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We conduct research in three major areas:

Professor David R. Liu


Richard Merkin Professor and Director of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare


Broad Institute Core Institute Member and Vice-Chair of the Faculty


Director of the Chemical Biology and Therapeutic Sciences Program


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University 


David’s Bio

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Featured Publications

Explore some of the lab’s featured publications below. For a complete list, click on the “View Publications” button.

The Liu Group believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are critical components of high-quality science. 

We strive to build a diverse and supportive lab environment that promotes a sense of belonging and encourages creativity and collaboration. We encourage individuals from historically excluded groups in science to apply to join our group.  

Prospective graduate students should apply through Harvard’s graduate programs. Post-doctoral applicants, admitted graduate students interested in rotating, and interested undergraduates should contact Professor David Liu directly by email ( 

Candidates interested in learning more about the Liu Group can email Dr. Anahita Vieira (

Contact Us

Have a question for the Liu group?

Please reach out to Dr.  Anahita Vieira (Senior Science Writer) or Ms. Emily Botelho (Laboratory and Financial Manager):

75 Ames St Cambridge, MA 02142

Prospective Liu Group applicants should visit the Prospective Students page for more info.