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Alumni Story: Jane Liu '00

Jane Liu 2000


Jane Liu graduated High Honors from Swarthmore College in 2000 with a major in Biochemistry.  While at Swarthmore she did research and completed an Honors Thesis in the lab of Professor Bob Paley.  Following Swarthmore Jane earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University where she was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Following her Ph.D. she was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Tufts.  She joined the faculty of Pomona College in the Department of Chemistry in 2012.  As a faculty member she has been awarded a highly competitive NSF CAREER Award, a Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching and a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.  In 2018 Jane was awarded tenure at Pomona and promoted to Associate Professor.   Jane's research program at Pomona focuses on molecular and chemical biology approaches to studying RNA.