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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 field of genome engineering, especially its potential to treat human diseases. Currently, I am working on developing CRISPRatt, a synthetic biology tool to achieve site-specific integration of large DNA molecules in mammalian cells. Outside the lab, I enjoy writing short stories and watching movies; The Lobster was my favorite in 2017. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Qiqi TianB.S. China Pharmaceutical University
I joined Zhao group as a PhD student from the Department of Biochemistry in the spring of 2017. My research is focused on establishing a scalable platform for natural product discovery. Particularly, I am interested in the discovery of ribosomal synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs), a major class of natural products. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carl SchultzB.S., Cornell University, 2015
I am developing genetic tools for the genome-scale metabolic engineering of yeasts for biofuel and biochemical production.
Kasra TabatabaeiB.S., University of Tehran, Iran, 2017
Trying to store some information on some DNA. You can reach me at email@example.com
Che YangB.S., Michigan State University, 2017
I have great interests in unraveling secrets in mammalian cells with genome engineering techniques.
Vinh TranB.S., University of California at Berkeley, 2016
Lam VoB.S., Union College, 2017
Enjoy the Present!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Teresa MartinB.S., University of Redlands, Redlands CA, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinos, USA, 2011
I am currently the Coordinator of research Programs for the Zhao lab. I can be reached at email@example.com
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.
Yiziying ChenBiochemistry and Statistics, 2018
This is Yiziying Chen, a senior student (class of 2018) dual degree in Biochemistry and Statistics. I am currently working with Shekhar Mishra with his research on yeast S. Cervisiae Lipidomics modeling alpha-sync protein oxidative stress related to Parkinson's Disease. I will start my graduate study at Yale University School of Public Health in Biostatistics Fall 2018. I want to become a professional biostatistician and help and collaborate with researchers in the clinical centers to better understand the underlying features behinds biomedical dataset in the future.
Christina SuMolecular and Cellular Biology, 2020
I am a research assistant to Ipek and I love being in the lab! Outside of lab my hobbies include doing crafts, cooking, and biking. I enjoy traveling to new places and meeting new people.