Chengkun Wang got his PhD from Zhejiang University in 2018.

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Shandong Teachers College (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University (2018)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Zhejiang University (2018)
  • Bachelor of Chem Engineering, Shandong Teachers College (2018)

All Publications

  • Cleavage-Free dCas9 Knock-In Gene-Editing Tool Leveraging RNA-Guided Targeting of Recombineering Proteins Cong, L., Wang, C., Cheng, J. W., Qu, Y., Zhang, Q. CELL PRESS. 2021: 107
  • Microbial single-strand annealing proteins enable CRISPR gene-editing tools with improved knock-in efficiencies and reduced off-target effects. Nucleic acids research Wang, C., Cheng, J. K., Zhang, Q., Hughes, N. W., Xia, Q., Winslow, M. M., Cong, L. 2021


    Several existing technologies enable short genomic alterations including generating indels and short nucleotide variants, however,engineering more significant genomic changes is more challenging due to reduced efficiency and precision. Here, we developed RecT Editor via Designer-Cas9-Initiated Targeting (REDIT), which leverages phage single-stranded DNA-annealing proteins (SSAP) RecT for mammalian genome engineering. Relative to Cas9-mediated homology-directed repair (HDR), REDIT yielded up to a 5-fold increase of efficiency to insert kilobase-scale exogenous sequences at defined genomic regions. We validated our REDIT approach using different formats and lengths of knock-in templates. We further demonstrated that REDIT tools using Cas9 nickase have efficient gene-editing activities and reduced off-target errors, measured using a combination of targeted sequencing, genome-wide indel, and insertion mapping assays. Our experiments inhibiting repair enzyme activities suggested that REDIT has the potential to overcome limitations of endogenous DNA repair steps.Finally, our REDIT method is applicable across cell types including human stem cells,and is generalizable to different Cas9 enzymes.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/nar/gkaa1264

    View details for PubMedID 33619540