Full time faculty

Adjunct professor

Chair professor


Ting ZHU

Ting Zhu, Ph.D.
Investigator, Associate Professor

1999.9-2003.1          B.E. in Engineering Mechanics (early graduation with highest honor), Tsinghua University
2003.9-2005.9          M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
2005.9-2010.6          Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
2010.7-2011.9          Postdoctoral Associate, MIT/MGH
2011.9-present         Investigator, Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University

Research Interests

Synthetic biology, Mirror-image biological systems, Genomics

Selected Publications

1.     Xu W, Jiang W, Wang J, Yu L, Chen J, Liu X, Liu L*, Zhu TF*. Total chemical synthesis of a thermostable enzyme capable of polymerase chain reaction. Cell Discovery, 3:17008, (2017).

2.     Wang Z, Xu W, Liu L*, Zhu TF*. A synthetic molecular system capable of mirror-image genetic replication and transcription. Nature Chemistry, 8(7):698-704, (2016). (Highlighted by NatureScientific AmericanC&E News, and F1000Prime)

3.     Jiang W*, Zhu TF*. Targeted isolation and cloning of 100-kb microbial genomic sequences by Cas9-assisted targeting of chromosome segments. Nature Protocols, 11(5):960-975, (2016).

4.     Jiang W, Zhao X, Gabrieli T, Lou C*, Ebenstein Y*, Zhu TF*. Cas9-Assisted Targeting of CHromosome segments CATCH enables one-step targeted cloning of large gene clusters. Nature Communications, 6:8101, (2015).

5.     Jiang W, Liang P, Wang B, Fang J, Lang J, Tian G, Jiang J, Zhu TF*. Optimized DNA extraction and metagenomic sequencing of airborne microbial communities.Nature Protocols, 10(5):768-779, (2015).

6.     Cao C, Jiang W, Wang B, Fang J, Lang J, Tian G*, Jiang J*, and Zhu TF*. Inhalable microorganisms in Beijing’s PM2.5 and PM10 pollutants during a severe smog event.Environmental Science & Technology, 48(3):1499-1507, (2014). (Web of Science ‘Highly Cited Paper’: top 1% of the field; Highlighted by NatureScientific American,Popular ScienceThe ScientistLos Angeles Times, and Business Insider)

7.     Zhu TF, Adamala K, Zhang, N, Szostak JW*. Photochemically driven redox chemistry induces protocell membrane pearling and division. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109(25): 9828-9832, (2012).

8.     Zhu TF, Szostak JW*. Coupled growth and division of model protocell membranes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131: 5705-5713, (2009). (Highlighted byPBS NOVABBCDiscovery Science ChannelNational Geographic ChannelC&E NewsHHMI Bulletin, and Scientific American)

9.     Zhu TF, Zhao HC, Wu J, Hoylaerts MF*. Three-dimensional reconstruction of thrombus formation during photochemically induced arterial and venous thrombosis.Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 31:515-525, (2003). (Cover story)

*Corresponding author(s)

Contact Information
School of Life Sciences, Biotechnology Building 4-201
Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Tel: 86-10-62797325
Email: tzhu@biomed.tsinghua.edu.cn
Lab website: http://zhulab.life.tsinghua.edu.cn

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