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Fangyu Liu, PhD

Stable levels of ions (such as sodium or potassium) are critical for human health. Imbalanced ion concentrations indicate a metabolic disorder and are related to the process of metastasis. Dr. Liu aims to develop small molecule therapies that target proteins involved in metabolic disorders. To this end, she is developing computational methods to screen billions of compounds and identify potential drug candidates. With this project she hopes to not only meet an urgent therapeutic need but also improve the computational-based drug discovery pipeline.

Project title: "Discovery of novel ligands that treat metabolic disorders"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Brian K. Shoichet, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Chemical Biology