Lab Work

Scientists

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Zehua Bao
鲍泽华

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Center for Synthetic Biology, ZJU

PhD Biochemistry, University of Illinois (2017)

BS Biological Sciences & Biotechnology, Tsinghua University (2010)

 

Dr. Bao is currently a principal investigator at the Center for Synthetic Biology at Zhejiang University. He is also affiliated with ZJU-Hangzhou Innovation Center. Before coming to ZJU, Dr. Bao conducted doctoral research with Huimin Zhao at UIUC and postdoctoral research with Mo Khalil at BU. When not in lab, he can be found hiking in westlake surroundings.

Selected Awards:

HIC Young Scholar

ZJU "BaiRen" Program

University of Illinois Fellowship

Zeng Xianzi Scholarship

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Lei Deng
​邓磊

Assistant Engineer

ME Biological Engineering, South China University of Technology (2020)

BE Biological Engineering, HeXi University (2016)

 

Before coming to ZJU, Lei was mainly engaged in metabolic engineering and high-throughput screening of Corynebacterium glutamicum strains. Now he is applying his engineering skills in yeast genome editing. He has a wide range of hobbies such as playing MOBA games, reading, tweaking computers, traveling, and enjoying food.

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Yilian Zhou
​周忆莲

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Animal Science, Zhejiang University (2021)

BS Animal Science, Zhejiang University (2016)

 

Yilian graduated from the College of Animal Sciences of Zhejiang University with a bachelor's degree in 2016 and a doctorate in 2021. During graduate study, she focused on the research of crustacean innate immunity-related signaling pathways. She is currently interested in developing tools for epigenome engineering. In her spare time, Yilian enjoys movies, swimming, and of course, shopping.

Selected Awards:

Outstanding Graduate Student of Zhejiang Province

Outstanding Graduate Student of Zhejiang University

National Doctoral Scholarship

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Yu Zhang
​张瑜

ME Student

ME Biology & Medicine, Zhejiang University (Class of 2024)

BS Bioengineering, NingboTech University (2021)

 

During study at NingboTech, Yu engaged in protein engineering and molecular modification by means of semi-rational design. She is now exploring the broad field of Syn Bio while looking for a focus to study. Outside the lab, she is a passionate volleyball player and a foodie.

Selected Awards:

Excellent Academic Scholarship of NingboTech University

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Yetong Sang
​桑叶童

PhD Student

PhD Chemical Engineering & Technology, Zhejiang University (Class of 2027)

BS Food Quality & Safety, Hefei University of Technology (2022)

 

Yetong graduated from the Hefei University of Technology majoring in Food Quality and Safety. In the undergraduate stage, Yetong did some research in performing genetic engineering of bacteria and yeast. She is now learning some synthetic biology technology in Bao Lab. She enjoys listening to music and painting in her spare time.

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Xiaoxiao Shi
​史肖肖

​Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control, Zhejiang University (2018) 

BS Plant Protection, Qingdao Agriculture University (2012)

 

Xiaoxiao graduated from the College of Plant Protection of Qingdao Agriculture University with a bachelor's degree in 2012 and achieved her doctorate degree from College of Agriculture and Biotechnology of Zhejiang University in 2018. Xiaoxiao had worked in the Institute of Insect Science, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University as a postdoctoral fellow from 2019 to 2021. During her graduate and postdoctoral study, she mainly focused on the functional research of sphingolipid and its metabolic pathway. She is currently interested in developing tools for genome editing. Xiaoxiao enjoys her free time by reading, listening to music and jogging.

Selected Awards:

Excellent Social Practice Individual Award of Zhejiang University

Outstanding Graduate Student of Zhejiang University

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Lingjie Xu
​徐凌婕

​Undergraduate

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2023)

 

Lingjie is studying in the College of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Zhejiang University. Curious in gene editing, Lingjie is now engaged in learning relevant professional knowledge and experimental skills and more importantly, trying to look for her unique research direction. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and participates in the school aerobics team.

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Zhenkun Cai
​蔡震坤

PhD Student

PhD Chemical Engineering & Technology, Zhejiang University (Class of 2027)

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology (2022)

 

Zhenkun obtained his BS degree from the College of Biotechnology and Bioengineering of Zhejiang University of Technology. He is learning about gene editing in Bao Lab. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, especially basketball.

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Jingyan Shi
​施婧妍

​Undergraduate

BS Biomedical Science, Zhejiang University & University of Edinburgh (Class of 2024)

 

Jingyan is studying in ZJU-UoE Institute of Zhejiang University. She is interested in synthetic biology and eager to learn more in this field. She is now learning some synthetic biology technology in Bao Lab.

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Weiyu Xie
​谢炜煜

MS Student

MS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2025)

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology (2022)

 

Weiyu graduated with a major in Biological Engineering from the Zhejiang University of Technology. During undergraduate studies, Weiyu did some research on Bacillus subtilis and learned basic operations of molecular biology. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

Selected Awards:

Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang University of Technology

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Ruiying Zhu
​朱芮莹

MS Student

MS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2025)

BS Bioengineering, NanJing Tech University (2022)

 

Ruiying graduated from Nanjing Tech University, majoring in bioengineering, where she learned topics about metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Currently she studies gene editing techniques at Bao Lab and is passionate about biological research. She likes to play the Erhu and play chess to relax.

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Junchen Dong
​董俊辰

Undergraduate

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2024)

 

Junchen is currently studying at the School of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University. He is very interested in gene editing and is learning about related professional knowledge and experimental operations. He wants to find an area of study that really interests him. He is a member of the National Flag Honor Guard of Zhejiang University and enjoys playing basketball in his spare time.

Selected Awards:

Zhejiang University First Class Scholarship

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Yujia Shen
​沈羽佳

Undergraduate

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2025)

 

Yujia is studying in the College of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Zhejiang University. She is interested in protein evolution and eager to learn more about it. She is now working hard to learn the basic knowledge of her major.

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Zixuan Yu
于子轩

​Undergraduate

BS Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University (Class of 2025)

 

As a student majoring in bioengineering, Zixuan is interested in Synthetic Biology. He used to take reviving prehistoric creatures like mammoth as his childhood dream. Now he wants to learn more skills about constructing useful bacterial strains by synthetic biology means. Zixuan loves playing basketball in his spare time.

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Chuanhong Ren
​任传宏

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Fruit Science, Zhejiang University (2022)

BS Plant Science and Technology, Shandong Agricultural University (2016)

 

Chuanhong graduated from the College of Agronomy of Shandong Agricultural University with a bachelor's degree in 2016 and achieved his doctorate degree from College of Agriculture and Biotechnology of Zhejiang University in 2022. During his graduate study, he mainly focused on the biosynthesis and regulation of plant secondary metabolites. He is currently interested in developing tools for genome engineering. Chuanhong enjoys his free time by reading, playing basketball, seal cutting, etc.

 

​Selected Awards:

Excellent Social Practice Individual Award of Zhejiang University

National Encouragement Scholarship

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Shiliu the Cat
​石榴

Lab Pet

My birthday is Dec 10, 2021. I have a keen interest in high jump training.

Name                          Tenure                  Position                                                After

Dan Xie 谢聃            2021-2022          Senior Thesis                                            TBA

Hao Wang 汪浩            2021              Summer Intern              Master Student @Tianjin University

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