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Liana Klivansky


Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis





B.Sc.(HONS) Chemistry, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 1990

Previous Professional Positions

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006 – present

Research Associate, Chiron Corp. Emeryville, CA, 1998 – 2006  

Research Associate, Chiron Mimotopes, Victoria, Australia, 1992 – 1997  

Research Associate, Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine, Victoria, Australia, 1990 – 1992  

Internship, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Victoria, Australia, 1989 (summer)


Liana is responsible for managing some of the organic facility laboratories, including instruments and trainings for the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR), solvent purification system, and Biotage purification system. In addition to mentoring students and supporting users and staff of the organic facility, her current research is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and testing of novel materials geared towards the study of organic field effect transistors and organic photovoltaic devices. Liana has a background in several areas of organic synthesis including drug discovery, combinatorial chemistry, peptide and DNA chemistry.

Selected Publications