Alice Liang, Ph.D. was awarded her Masters and PhD degrees in Genetics and Cell Biology from Peking University, China. Her graduate research focused on the mechanisms of Sindbis virus and VSV budding using cell biology and electron microscopy techniques. In 1994, she joined the New York University School of Medicine to study the function and disease implications of uroplakins using a wide range of molecular and cellular biology, and electron microscopy approaches. In 2000, Alice became an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the NYU School of Medicine.
Alice was recruited to the NYU Skirball Institute in 2005 to establish the Electron Microscopy Core, and provide full transmission electron microscopy services to the researchers of the NYU community. In 2009, she initiated and established the light microscopy unit of the Imaging Core. Due to this core’s expandedand more generalized services, it is now called the Microscopy Core and provides fee-based services for a large number of principal investigators from the NYU School of Medicine and other NYU-affiliated institutes and colleges, as well as researches from around the country.