BME Postdoc Yifei Zhang Honored at 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists

Sep 29 2020 | By Alexis Newman | 2020 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists - blavatnikawards.org

Yifei Zhang, a postdoctoral researcher in the Hess Lab, has uncovered the principles that govern the overall activity of enzyme cascade reactions—a sequence of successive chemical reactions naturally occurring in living cells. By understanding the interplay between reaction and transport, he has shown that it is possible to engineer cellular components to perform programmable and predictable functions in vitro, including the synthesis of small molecule drugs and therapeutics.

Read more about the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.