Zengyi Shao

Zengyi Shao is a CBiRC affiliate and an associate professor (Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow) in the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological  Engineering. Learn more about Dr. Shao and her work at Iowa State University, where she leads the Shao Group.

Research Interests

  • Synthetic biology
  • Genome engineering
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Biochemical engineering and biorenewables
  • Biomedical engineering


Dr. Shao received her Ph.D. (2009) and M.S. (2005) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nankai University, China (2002).