James C. Liao Professor

James C. Liao Professor
廖俊智 教授

Lab Info

  • Education Background
  • Research Topic
  • http://www.seas.ucla.edu/~liaoj/

    § Biological synthesis of fuels and chemicals
    § Carbon and nitrogen assimilation
    § Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology
    § Transcriptional and metabolic networks analysis
    § Fatty acid metabolism

  • Recent Research Topic
  • Honor
  • § 第三十屆中研院院士
    § National Academy of Engineering, 2013
    § White House Champion of Change in Renewable Energy, 2012
    § Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Academic
    Category, 2010
    § James E. Bailey Award, Society for Biological Engineering, 2009
    § Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical
    Engineers, 2009
    § Marvin J. Johnson Award, Biochemical Technology Division,
    American Chemical Society, 2009
    § Charles Thom Award, Society for Industrial Microbiology, 2008
    § Merck Award for Metabolic Engineering, 2006
    § FPBE Division Award of American Institute of Chemical
    Engineers, 2006
    § Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological
    Engineering, 2002
    § National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1992

  • The Representative Publication
  • § Li, H.; P.H. Opgenorth; D.G. Wernick; S. Rogers; T.-Y.Wu; W.
    Higashide; P. Malati; Y. Huo, K.-M. Cho, and J.C. Liao (2012)
    Integrated electro-microbial conversion of CO2 to higher
    alcohols, Science 335:1596.
    § Lan, E. I; and J.C. Liao (2012) ATP drives direct photosynthetic
    production of 1-butanol in cyanobacteria, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,
    USA. 109:6018-23.
    § Huo,Y.; Cho,K.M.; Lafontaine, J.M.;Monte, E.; Shen, C.R.; Yan,
    Y. and Liao, J.C. (2011) Conversion of proteins into biofuels by
    engineering nitrogen flux, Nature Biotechnology, 29: 346-351.
    § Zhang, K.; Li, H.; Cho, K.M. and Liao, J.C. (2010) Expanding
    metabolism for total biosynthesis of the nonnatural amino acid
    L-homoalanine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(14):6234-9.
    § Atsumi,S.; Higashide, W.; and Liao, J.C. (2009) Direct recycling
    of carbon dioxide to isobutyraldehyde using
    photosynthesis, Nature Biotechnol, 27, 1177-1180.
    § Atsumi, S.; T. Hanai and J.C. Liao (2008) Non-Fermentative
    Pathways for Synthesis of Branched-Chain Higher Alcohols as
    Biofuels, Nature, 451:86-89.
    § Zhang, K., Sawaya, M.R., Eisenberg, D.S. and J.C. Liao (2008)
    Expanding Metabolism for Biosynthesis of Nonnatural
    Alcohols, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA105: 20653–20658
    § Atsumi, S.; A. F. Cann; M. Connor; C.R. Shen; K. M. Smith;
    M.P. Brynildsen; K.J.Y. Chou; T. Hanai, and J. C. Liao (2008)
    Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for 1-butanol
    Production, Metabolic Eng. 10 (2008) 305–311.
    § Hanai, T., S. Atsumi, J. C. Liao (2007) Engineered synthetic
    pathway for isopropanol production in Escherichia coli. Appl.
    Env. Microbiol. 73:7814–7818
    § Hyduke, D.R., Jarboe, L.R., Tran, L.M., Chou, K.J.Y., Liao, J.C.
    (2007) Integrated Network Analysis Identifies Nitric Oxide
    Response Networks and dihydroxyacid dehydratase as a
    Crucial Target in Escherichia coli. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.
    USA, 104, 8484-8489.
    § Wong, W.W., T.Y. Tsai, J.C. Liao (2007) Single-cell zeroth-order
    protein degradation enhances the robustness of synthetic
    oscillator, Mol. Systems. Biol. 3:130.
    § Fung, E.; Wong, W.W.; Suen, J.K.; Bulter, T.; Lee, S.G.; and
    Liao, J.C. (2005) A synthetic gene-metabolic oscillator, Nature,
    435, 118-122.
    § Liao, J.C.; Boscolo, R; Yang, Y.L.; Tran,L.M.; Sabatti, C.; and
    Roychowdhury, V. (2003) Network component analysis:
    Reconstruction of regulatory signals in biological systems” Proc.
    Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100: 15522–15527.