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Principle Investigator: Xiaodong LIU, Ph.D. (刘晓冬)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
School of Life Sciences
at Tsinghua University

Welcome to the X-Lab!


Our lab is broadly interested in transmembrane and sensory signaling based on channels, pursuing both biophysical mechanisms and bioengineering innovations.

One of the most important signaling pathways to convey information from external world into biological systems is by way of channels sitting across the membrane. Such channels: could be cued either by physical (e.g. voltage or photons) or by chemical signals (e.g. toxins or ions); could be either natural channels (e.g. ion channels conductive to Ca2+ or K+) or engineered channels (e.g., nanopores by ultrasound). We mainly focus on fundamental mechanisms critical to channel complexes involved in transmembrane signaling, especially those related to sensory functions, such as vision, taste, hearing and other less-studied modalities. Representative work toward this direction refers to Liu X. et. al. Nature. Meanwhile, we actively explore the potentials of novel methodologies developed or derived from our basic research, such as sonoporation, channel modulators, biomolecular sensors etc. relevant publications

Lab News

Opening Positions of X-Lab: starting to accept applications from Nov. 2011 until filled


X-Lab Students attended Tsinghua BoShiShen Symposium of Medical School, Nov 19, 2011, Beijing

JIANG Peng (Prize for Excellent Oral Talks)

LIU Nan, et al. (Poster)

TANG Ji, et al. (Poster)

JIANG Peng from X-Lab received "excellent poster award" at 17th “International Biophysics Congress” (IAPUB) Oct 30-Nov 3 Beijing, China See also, BME Departmental News. http://bme.med.tsinghua.edu.cn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=482&Itemid=90

Congratulations, Peng!

LIU Xiaodong presented X-Lab research as an invited talk at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP2011), Nov. 13-16, 2011, Shanghai

JIANG Peng from X-Lab presented research at Tsinghua BoShiShen Symposium of Life and Biomedical Sciences, Oct 15-16, 2011, Beijing


X-Lab presented research at CaBP17, July 17-20, 2011, Beijing

LIU Nan et al.(poster)

XU Yanyan et al. (poster)

LIU Xiaodong (invited talk)

The X-lab is starting to accept PTN students for research rotations!



Postdoctoral Position Openings http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/191089-Postdoctoral-Fellow-Tsinghua-University

X-Lab (LIU Qing, XIE Xin and LIU Xiaodong) presented the poster:


Author Block: Qing Liu, Xin Xie, Yi Zhang, Yanyan Xu, Yue Zhang, Xin Liu, Jing Bai, Xiaodong Liu.

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

during Biophysics Society Annual Meeting, March 2011 at Baltimore, MD, USA


Individual Meetings (Starting from 2011/10)

17th “International Biophysics Congress” (IAPUB) Oct 30-Nov 3 Beijing, China


55th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society March 5 - 9, 2011