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Jun O. Liu

In the May 9, 2014 issue of the, Dr. Jun Liu is one of the Johns Hopkins faculty members featured in an article entitled, "Parasite treatment may help people with brain cancer".

In the December 17, 2012 issue of NPR, Dr. Jun Liu is featured in an article entitled, "Scientist Look For New Drugs in Skin of Russian Frog".

Featured in the January 31, 2011 issue of CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS in an article in the "Science & Technology Concentrates" section entitled, "Target of Traditional Chinese Medicine Triptolide Found".

In the September 2010 issue of DOMEBenjamin Nacev is featured under the Community Service Section in an article entitled, "Healthy Choices".  


It is a distinct pleasure to share the news that our own colleague, Jun Liu, won the 2010 NIH Pioneer Award!  He is featured in the July 27, 2010 issue of the BALTIMORE SUN in an article entitled, "New drugs the goal for Hopkins grant recipient".

In the April 27, 2009 issue of the NEW YORK TIMES, Dr. Jun Liu is featured in an article in the Health section entitled, "With Aid of Drug Library, New Remedies From Old."  

Congratulations to Jun for being one of five Johns Hopkins faculty named 2008 AAAS fellow.  Jun Liu and other faculty are featured in the January 5, 2009 issue of The JHU GAZETTE.        

In the Winter 2008 issue of HOPKINS MEDICINEJun Liu, Curtis Chong and David Sullivan are featured in the "Circling the Dome" section entitled, "Old Drugs, New Tricks:  Could taking a second look at existing drugs hold the key to fighting emerging diseases?"       

A team, led by Jun Liu and Daniel Romo at Texas A & M, have simultaneously readied natural products for biological assays and gleaned structure-activity information without multi-step synthesis or large amounts of materials.  They are featured in the October 1, 2007 issue of CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS in the "News of the Week" section in an article entitled, "Tagging Natural Products". .          

Congratulations to Curtis Chong for receiving the 2007 Young Investigators' Day Michael A. Shanoff Award.  Curtis and other Young Investigators' Day winners are featured in the April 16, 2007 issue of The JHU GAZETTE.                  

In the January 19, 2007 issue of the BALTIMORE SUN PAPER Jun is featured in an article in the "Health and Science" section entitled, "Immune System Clues:  Understanding Cold Virus Protein May Help Transplant Patients".                

Jun Liu, David Sullivan, graduate student Curtis Chong, and postdoc Xiaochun Chen discovered XC11 by high-throughput screening of a large compound library.  They are featured in the September 25, 2006 issue of CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS in an article in the "News of the Week" section entitled, "New Antimalarial Target is found".

Congratulations to Curtis Chong for being the first author on two published papers in 2006 that have attracted media coverage and inquiries. 

In the May 24, 2006 issue of ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE, Xiaoyi Hu and Jun Liu published a paper in collaboration with Brian Matthews' group, and it is featured on the cover of the journal.  The cover article is entitled, "Identification of Pyridinylpyrimidines as Inhibitors of Human Methionine Aminopeptidases". 

Congratulations to Curtis Chong, Fatemah Mamdani, Tilman Schneider-Poetsch, and Joynita Sur, all of whom are members of the winning 2006 Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC) MoshPit Business Plan Competition.  

In the December 19, 2005 issue of CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS there is an article in the "Science & Technology" section entitled, "Protein Synthesis Nipped in the Bud".   This article features Jun as one of the two teams who independently discovered that pateamine A inhibits translation initiation.

Congratulations to Pharmacology graduate student, Curtis Chong, for winning first place in 2005 GSA's Training Years 3-4 poster session entitled, "Two Approaches to Anti-angiogenic Drug Discovery".  Keep up the good work, Curtis!

Jun Liu, his lab and a team of researchers from University of Colorado has discovered a chink in the structure of a gene-controlling protein critical in regulating the growth and death of immune, brain and muscle cells, which was published in the April 17, 2003 issue of Nature

In the September 16, 2002 issue of CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS Dr. Jun Liu is featured in an article in the "Science & Technology" section entitled, "In Search of Better Immunosuppessants."