Educational Research in the Liu Lab

Prof. Liu and the 2018 class of Analysis of Scientific Literature at the course poster session!
CHEM 181 – Chemical Biology, Spring 2017

The Liu Lab also does discipline-based educational research! I am constantly experimenting with pedagogy, adapting and adopting practices published by educational researchers, and assessing the results. In the past, I developed an antimicrobial peptide-synthesis lab for Organic Chemistry.

Some current projects include:

  • Assessing how students learn to engage with primary scientific literature
  • Evaluating self-assessed learning gains in biochemistry
  • Improving molecular visualization skills through AR (the PI of this project is Prof. Rou-Jia Sung)
  • Interventions that can increase equity and inclusion

If you’re generally interested in education (particularly STEM education), check out these resources: