Yi Zhu


College / University

Peking University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biological Sciences



P.R. China

Lab Experience

Wet lab: Molecular cloning, protein expression and purification in prokaryotic systems, culture and genetic manipulation of mammalian cell lines and mouse intestinal organoids.
Dry lab: Basic RNA-seq data and scRNA-seq data analysis

Projects / Research

  • 2020 – 2021: Studying the cell-cell communication between erythroid progenitors and other cells in fetal liver niche. Peking University
  • 2019 – 2020: Engineering of red blood cell as a drug carrier. Peking University&Westlake University
  • 2019: Crispr/Cas9 library screening on ES cells to find new regulators of Wnt pathway. IMBA, Vienna Biocenter
  • 2017 – 2018: The application of Tn5 transposon in sequencing library construction. Peking University

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017 & 2018: Academic Excellence Award by Peking University


My main research interests lie in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine. H­ow stem cells integrate multiple environmental signal to make different cell-fate decisions is a general question that int­erests me so much. Besides investigating the fundamental sciences of stem cells, I wou­ld also like to explore the potential of exploiting stem cells to treat various diseases. In the future, I hope to focus on the basic and translational science of stem cells.