Ying Wang

Visiting scholar


Ying was born in Zhucheng, Shandong, China. She received her B.S. degree in Biotechnology from Shandong University in 2010. After that, she moved to Tsinghua University and received her Ph. D. degree in Biology in 2015. Since then, Ying worked as a postdoc in Beijing Institute of Technology. In 2016, she joined the Metabolic Engineering Laboratory at MIT as a postdoc fellow.

YIng’s research interests focus on the biosynthesis of natural products, especially isoprenoids production. Microorganisms such as E. coli and yeast have been engineered to produce various isoprenoids. She wants to take the advantages of microbial production and the co-culture strategy for efficient isoprenoids biosynthesis.

Email: wangybio (at) mit (dot) edu



Wang Y, Wu H, Jiang X R, et al. Engineering Escherichia coli for enhanced production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) in larger cellular space. Metab. Eng., 2014, 25: 183-193

Wang Y, Yin J, Chen G Q. Polyhydroxyalkanoates, challenges and opportunities. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol., 2014, 30: 59-65

Wang Y, Li Y, Xua T, et al. Experimental evidence for growth advantage and metabolic shift stimulated by photophosphorylation of proteorhodopsin expressed in Escherichia coli at anaerobic condition. Biotechnol. Bioeng., 2015, 112: 947-956

Meng D C, Wang Y, Shen R, et al. Production of poly(3-hydroxypropionate) and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxypropionate) from glucose by engineering Escherichia coli. Metab. Eng., 2015, 29: 189-195

Wang Y, Chen G Q. Application of synthetic biology for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates. SCIENTIA SINICA Vitae, 2015, 45: 1003–1014 (in Chinese language)

Wang Y, Chung A, Chen GQ. Synthesis of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate homopolymers, random copolymers, and block copolymers by an engineered strain of Pseudomonas entomophila. Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2017, 6(7), DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201601017

Wang Y, Li C. Metabolite transport and process enhancement in cell factories. SCIENTIA SINICA Vitae, 2017, 47: 544-533 (in Chinese language)