Feng Zhang

Assistant Professor

Email: zhang_f@mit.edu
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Integrating both of human stem cell and animal models, his laboratory invents and applies synthetic biology solutions to address important human health problems. Feng received his AB from Harvard and PhD from Stanford, where he pioneered the optogenetics technology for controlling brain circuits using light. He served as a Junior Fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows, where he developed a new genome engineering platform based on the microbial TAL effectors (TALEs). Feng is a recipient of the McKnight Technological Innovation and Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation awards.