• Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Herbert H. Richardson Faculty Fellow

Educational Background

  • Postdoc Synthetic Biology Center, MIT – 2017
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware – 2015
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University – 2009
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University – 2007

Research Interests

    • Synthetic Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Energy

Selected Publications

  • Gao, B. and Sun, Q.*, Programming gene expression in multicellular organisms for physiology modulation through engineered bacteria. Nature Communications, 2021, 12: 2689.
  • Gao, B., Sabnis R., Costantini, T., Jinkerson, R., and Sun, Q.*, A peek in the micro-sized world: a review of design principles, engineering tools, and applications of engineered microbial community, Biochemical Society Transactions, 2020, 48: 399-409.
  • Chen, P. R., Blackstock, D., Sun, Q., Chen, W.. (2018) Dynamic protein assembly by programmable DNA strand displacement, Nature Chemistry, 10, 474-481.
  • Sun, Q., Chen, Q., Blackstock, D., Chen, W.. (2015) Post-translational modification of bio-nanoparticles as a modular platform for biosensor assembly. ACS Nano, 9, 8554-8561.