Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Jiayu LiaoJiayu Liao

Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Mailing Address:

Materials Science & Engineering  /0231 
University of California  
Riverside, CA  92521

Phone: (951) 827-6240
Fax: (951) 827-6416
Email: jiliao@engr.ucr.edu

UCR Living the Promise Profile (2011)


PhD 1999 University of California, Los Angeles 
BS 1988 Peking University

College/Division Affiliation:

Bourns College of Engineering

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Stem Cell Center

Areas Of Expertise:

Chemical Biology; Signal Transduction Pathways; Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier Ligase; G Protein-coupled Receptors; Fatty Acid Induced Insulin Resistance; High-throughput Screening; Bioinformatics

Awards / Honors:

2006  BaiYulan Award, Shanghai Government
2006  UC Regent's Faculty Development Award
2004  Wang Kuan Chen Scholar, Chinese Academic of Science
1990  Department of Biology Fellowship, UCLA

Research Summary:

Dr. Liao's research includes studies on signal transduction pathways, small ubiquitin-like modifier ligase, G protein-coupled receptors, and lipid receptors. He has developed several high-throughput screening systems for drug candidates. Dr. Liao has made some important discoveries of novel G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) particularly associated with taste receptors utilizing bioinformatic methods. Recently he has found evidence for several fatty acid receptors that may play an important role in understanding fatty acid induced insulin resistance and the relationship between obesity and diabetes.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director