Lulu Qian

Lulu Qian

Professor of Bioengineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.E., Southeast University, 2002; Ph.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2007. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2013-18; Professor, 2019-.

Research Overview

The Qian lab is interested in designing and constructing nucleic-acid systems from scratch that exhibit programmable behaviors – at the basic level, such as recognizing molecular events from the environment, processing information, making decisions and taking actions; at the advanced level, such as learning and evolving – to explore the principles of molecular programs that nature creates, to embed control within biochemical systems that directly interact with molecules, and eventually, to re-create synthetic molecular programs that approach the complexity and sophistication of life itself.

CMS News about Lulu Qian

  • Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots »
  • Winners of the 2017 Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prizes Announced »
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