Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Fuzhong Zhang

Assistant Professor
Dr. Fuzhong Zhang became a professor at the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. He received his PhD at the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the 2013 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2013 ORAU Junior Faculty Award, the 2014 NSF CAREER Award, the 2015 AFOSR YIP Award, and the 2015 HFSP Young Investigators Award.

Professor Zhang’s research interests focus on developing synthetic biology approaches to produce advanced biofuels, chemicals, and materials from sustainable resources. Current research projects include: (1) developing dynamic regulatory systems for biosynthetic pathways; (2)  engineering microbes to produce structure-defined biofuels and chemicals; (3) developing microbial factories for advanced materials; (4) engineering cyanobacteria for synthetic biology applications.

Selected Publications
Zhang, F., Carothers, J.M., Keasling, J.D., Design of a dynamic sensor-regulator system for production of chemicals and fuels derived from fatty acids.Nat Biotechnol, 30, (4), 354-359 (2012)

Peralta-Yahya, P.P.*, Zhang, F.*, del Cardayre, S.B.., Keasling, J.D., Microbial engineering for the production of advanced biofuels. Nature, 488, 74110, 320-328 (2012)

Zhang, F., Ouellet, M., Batth, T.S. Adams, P.D., Petzold, C.J., Mukhopadhyay, A., Keasling, J.D., Enhancing fatty acid production by the expression of the regulatory transcription factor FadR. Metab Eng., 14, 653-660 (2012)

Zhang, F., Timm, K.A., Arndt, K.M., Woolley, G.A., Photocontrol of coiled-coil proteins in living cells. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 49, (23), 3943-3946 (2010)

Zhang, F., Zarrine-Afsar, A., Al-Abdul-Wahid, S., Prosser, R.S., Davidson, A.R., Woolley, G.A., A structure-based approach to the photo-control of protein folding. J Am Chem Soc., 131, (6), 2283-2289 (2009)
Selected Research
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Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1180
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Brauer Hall, Room 1022
Phone (314) 935-7671
Fax (314) 935-7211
Email fzhang@seas.wustl.edu
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PhD, University of Toronto, 2009
MS, McMaster University, 2005
BS, Peking University, 2003

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Brauer Hall, CB 1180, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5548, Fax: (314) 935-7211

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