Wenjun Zhang

Wenjun Zhang

Associate Professor
Dept of Chemical Engineering
(510) 643-8682
Research Expertise and Interest
chemical biology, microbiology, natural product biosynthesis, enzyme discovery and characterization, drug discovery
Research Description

Our lab is interested in biomolecular engineering for applications in bioenergy and medicine. Our research themes include genome mining for new bioactive small molecule and enzyme discovery, understanding the intriguing enzymology and programming rules underlying natural product biosynthesis, designing pathways toward combinatorial natural product biosynthesis, probing the activity and/or function of natural products, and developing new research toolkits to promote the aforementioned research. Our approach combines principles in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, and metabolic engineering.

In the News

February 23, 2016

Sloan Foundation honors eight young faculty members

Eight UC Berkeley assistant professors are among 126 new fellows announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded annually since 1955, honor early-career scientists and scholars.