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  • Lei Stanley Qi

    Lei Stanley Qi

    Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Systems Biology

    BioDr. Lei Stanley Qi is assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, and a faculty fellow in Stanford ChEM-H. Dr. Qi is one major contributor to the CRISPR genome engineering technologies. He developed the first use of the nuclease-deactivated Cas9 (dCas9) for sequence-targeted gene regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. His lab further develops a broad CRISPR toolbox and technologies for precise gene regulation, epigenome editing, live cell DNA/RNA imaging (LiveFISH), 3D genome manipulation (CRISPR-GO), CRISPR antivirals for targeting RNA viruses (PAC-MAN), and miniature CRISPR (CasMINI) for gene therapy. His lab currently develops new technologies that combine genome engineering with synthetic biology to understand the functions of genomics and develop novel gene therapy. He obtained B.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University, Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2012, and became a UCSF Systems Biology Faculty Fellow in 2012. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2014.