Developing and applying synthetic biology tools to address society's most daunting challenges in human health and energy, and investigating the fundamental aspects of enzyme catalysis, cell metabolism, and gene regulation. Read More
Jonathan NingB.S., University of California Berkeley, 2011
My research encompasses the development of an inducible promoter for eukaryotic systems and discovery of new natural products from the fungal species Asperigillus clavatus. In exploring these areas I utilize the robust genetic and metabolic capabilities of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae host system.
Ran ChaoB.A.Sc., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2011
My research mainly focus on developing a fully automated and highly flexible foundry for biomanufacturing.
Zehua BaoB.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2010
I am interested in engineering genomes and regulating gene expressions. For a long-term interest, I want to understand how complex phenotypes arise from linear DNA sequences.
Mohammad (Sam) Hamedi RadB.S., Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2012
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
My focus is on engineering S. cerevisiae to produce advanced biofuels such as fatty acid ethyl ester and fatty alcohols. I'm also interested using automated DNA assembly methods for pathway optimization. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Xiong XiongB.S., University of Wisconsin Madison, 2012
I would like to take what life comes to me. I like that. That I can live by.
Ipek TasanB.S., Bilkent University, Turkey, 2012
I am continuing the story of fairyTALEN. My work includes high-throughput applications of fairyTALE, a recently introduced TALEN synthesis platform, such as creating knockout libraries or introducing genomic deletions in a high-throughput manner. I really enjoy working in an area that challenges my creativity every day.
Hengqian RenB.S. Tianjin University, 2013
Waiting for the good results...
Yajie WangB.S., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012
We are who we are.
Surbhi JainBachelors of Technology (B.Tech)
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee,India 2010-2014
1. Developing a novel tool for artificial chromatin looping using programmable nucleases
2. Augmenting stem cell therapy with genome engineering
Behnam EnghiadB.S. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
I am interested in discovery of novel natural products. Part of my project is developing genome engineering tools for Actinomycetes. The other part of my project is activation of natural products cryptic pathways in Actinomycetes by native host engineering. You can email me at email@example.com.
Tahere MokhtariB.S. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
I'm still working on developing my research direction
Shekhar MishraB.Tech in Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay 2014
M.Tech in Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay 2014
I am interested in exploring the design principles of biological systems for the purpose of improved metabolic engineering strategies using a combination of mathematical models and experimental techniques.
Pu Xue MasonB.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 2016
My research is focus on Orthogonal genetic regulation in Mammalian cells using chemically induced CRISPR/Cas9 as the activator. Also, I am doing Genome-scale engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with precision and Dual gene reporters for CREST-Seq targets in mESCs.
Meng ZhangB.E., Tsinghua University, China, 2016.
I joined Zhao group as a PhD student in 2016. My research interests lie in the filed of genome engineering, especially for its potential to treat human diseases. Outside the lab, I love running and watching movies; Sing Street is my favourite in 2016. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qiqi TianB.S. China Pharmaceutical University
An explorer of life.
Tong SiB.S., Tsinghua University, China, 2009
Ph.D., University of Illinos, USA, 2014
I am an IGB fellow in the Biosystems Design theme, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, co-supervised by Profs. Huimin Zhao, Jonathan Sweedler and Wilfred van der Donk. With applications in biotechnology and medicine, my research aims to expand directed evolution from the scales of gene and pathway to genome and microbiome, via interdisciplinary approaches integrating synthetic biology, robotic automation and advanced analytical chemistry. I enjoy reading, karaoke, going to the gym and traveling in my spare time. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Jiazhang LianB.S., Zhejiang Univesity, China, 2007
Ph.D., University of Illinos, USA, 2015
I mainly focus on the development and application of synthetic biology tools, particularly genome-scale engineering and automation tools to engineer microorganisms for production of chemicals and fuels.
Bin WangPhD, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2016
Live a plain life, and hold a distant dream
Yi YuB.S., Wuhan University, China, 2009
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2015
I am now working on mammalian cell genome engineering and yeast surface display of minicellulosome.
Fang GuoPhD, Institute of Microbiogy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2016
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Yuying WuChemical Engineering, 2017
Time to tip the scales
Sherri HoMolecular and Cellular Biology, 2018
I'm on the premed track majoring in MCB and pursuing a minor in chemistry. I work with Hengqian and enjoy being in the lab.
Scott WeisbergBiochemistry, 2019
I’m a research assistant to Sam and I’m very excited to be a part of this lab!
Shireen AbestehMolecular and Cell Biology, 2019
I am a research assistant to Surbhi Jain and love being in the lab and I enjoy learning new things!
Hugh YehMolecular and Cellular Biology, Engineering Physics, 2019
In the lab, I am a research assistant to Yi Yu. Outside the lab, I enjoy running and building medical devices.