Yu (Jeremy) Zhao

Yu (Jeremy) Zhao


I am a passionate synthetic biologist working on constructing a designed eukaryotic genome in yeast, commonly known as synthetic yeast (Sc2.0). With its fully synthesized genome, this groundbreaking platform will allow us to answer previously unapproachable questions, particularly in chemical manufacturing and biofuels, an increasingly important global challenge.My current research also drives me to develop "genome writing" in mammalian systems. My goal is to advance human genetic disease and cancer research by pushing the boundaries of mammalian genome engineering with an unprecedented capacity.

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