Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Yi Lu

Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biophysics

Rational design and directed evolution of proteins and catalytic DNA/RNAs and their applications in biocatalysis, sensing, imaging and drug delivery.

Research Interests


B.S., 1986, Peking University (Chemistry)
Ph.D., 1992, University of California at Los Angeles (Chemistry)
Postdoc, 1992-94, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (with Harry B. Gray), Caltech


American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2007
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor Award, 2002
Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow, 1998
Beckman Young Investigators Award, 1996