Dr. Mingyao Liu received his Ph.D. Degree in Cell Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1992. From 1993-1998, he did his postdoctoral trainings in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with Prof. King-Wai Yau and Melvin I Simon, respectively. In 1999, he was recruited to the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University as an assistant professor, then promoted to associated professor in 2003 and full professor with tenure in 2007. He was also a faculty member in the Graduate Programs of University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2007, Dr. Liu was recruited as the director of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Together with his colleagues, Dr. Liu established the laboratory for cell signaling and new drug discovery. In 2008, he was selected as the Distinguished Endowed Professor by “The Recruitment Program of Global Experts”.