Lei Liu received BS degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 he studied with Prof. Ronald Breslow at Columbia University and obtained PhD in chemistry. From 2004 to 2007 he studied with Prof. Chi-Huey Wong at Scripps Research Institute as a postdoc researcher. In 2007 he joined Tsinghua University and has been working there since then. His group has been working on chemical protein synthesis.