Jiexi Liao


Position: Graduate Student


NSF Graduate Fellowship


B.S. Biochemistry 2014, Kennesaw State University


Platelets are key players in both hemostasis and thrombosis. Mechanical stimuli are important in the hemodynamic environment of the circulation system. I want to understand platelet activation, mechanotransduction, and hyperreactivity by characterizing receptor-ligand binding kinetics and intracellular signaling using tools such as the biomembrane force probe, biosensors, and mutation studies. The platelet surface molecules that I am interested in are integrin alpha-2b-beta-3 and GPIb-alpha. The practical end goal is to improve medical diagnosis and treatment for diseases such as atherothrombosis and diabetes, where mechanical cues could play a major role.


J. Liao and J. Gulley, "Time-frequency control of ultrafast plasma generation in dielectrics," Journal of the Optical Society of America B. 31 (2014) 2973-2980. DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.31.002973

N. M. Aimon, J. Liao, C. A. Ross. Simulation of inhomogeneous magnetoelastic anisotropy in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic nanocomposites, Applied Physics Letters. 101 (2012) 232901(1)-232901(5). DOI: 10.1063/1.4768958