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Xin Wang

Associate Professor 

  • Teaching Interests
    • BSC4467/MCB6937 — Synthetic Biology

    See the department Course Catalogue page for more information

  • Education
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa, PhD, 2013
  • Description of Research

    We are interested in the designing principles of cells and their synthetic biology applications. Currently, a major focus of the lab is photosynthesis regulation and redesign in cyanobacteria. We apply experimental evolution, genetics, and biochemistry approaches to identify and characterize genetic traits associated with increased photosynthetic efficiency in cyanobacteria. The long-term goal of this research is to transfer these genetic traits into crop plants for increased photosynthesis and food production.

  • Publications

Contact Information


Rm. # 1152
Microbiology Building 981

Laboratory Site
Xin Wang Lab