Yinjie Tang, Associate Professor
Director, Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program
Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department
Washington University, Campus Box 1180, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Location: Brauer Hall, Room 1025
Phone: 314-935-3441; Email: yinjie.tang @AT@ wustl.edu
(Note: Your emails may be lost because of our spam filter. So feel free to call my office if you do not receive my response).
The Tang Lab characterizes environmental microorganisms via 13C-metabolic flux analysis and multi-scale modeling of cellular processes.
We also engineer microbial metabolisms for feedstock utilization and chemical production. Our research focuses on:
1. New pathways or metabolic topologies in nonmodel species.
2. Genome to phenome mapping (including channeling)
3. Carbon/energy balancing under genetic or environmental stresses.
4. Artificial intelligence to improve metabolic model predictions.
5. Engineering nonmodel species (Yeast and cyanobacteria).
About PI: I was born in Shanghai and grew up in a small village in Jiangxi. I did my high school in Ningbo (Xiao Shi High School). I finished my
BS and MS degrees at Tianjin
University (advisor: Xue-Ming Zhao). I received my PhD in Chemical Engineering (advisor: Barbara Krieger-Brockett) at the University of
Washington (2004). I did my postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley
(Advisor: Jay Keasling). I worked at Washington University since 2008. My lab has
graduated seven PhD students (including one African American, two female
students). My first two PhD students become assistant professors (Xueyang at Virginia Tech;
Arul at Arizona State University). Other former PhD students are doing
postdoc research or working for companies (Sigma-Aldrich; Elemental Enzymes). I
have mentored three
postdocs and they were great helpers (Yi Xiao: currently a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong
University 青年千人; Bing Wu works at
Singapore Membrane Technology Center; Sarah
Torkamani works at ExxonMobil).
postdocs and they were great helpers (Yi Xiao: currently a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University 青年千人; Bing Wu works at Singapore Membrane Technology Center; Sarah Torkamani works at ExxonMobil).