Dr. Lei (Stanley) Qi is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and of Chemical and Systems Biology. He is also faculty fellow in the interdisciplinay Institute for Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H). He obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, and started his lab as Systems Biology Faculty Fellow at UCSF. He is interested in developing novel technologies for cancer and immunology disease research, and Systems and Synthetic Biology. He is one of the major pioneers in the CRISPR technology for targeted genome engineering in mammalian cells. Different from most developers of the CRISPR tools, he has developed a series of gene regulation and imaging technologies, including CRISPR interference (CRISPRi), CRISPR imaging, and high-throughput CRISPR screening. He also worked in the fields of Synthetic Biology, and developed methods to generate synthetic noncoding RNA regulators of transcription, translation, and as molecular sensor for chemicals and intracellular proteins.
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