Biochemical Research Laboratory at UCSB
We welcome students, postdocs, and visitng scholars regardless of race, country of origin, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.
Our enzyme-centric lab integrates both chemical and biological approaches to discover and elucidate new enzyme functions and biological pathways, which could impact human health, agriculture, and environment.
Students in our lab will have the opportunity to receive training at the interface of chemistry & biology, such as protein X-ray crystallgroaphy, natural product chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and synthetic biology.
Education & Diversity
We are committed to diversity in biochemcial science and providing equal educational opportunity to the scientists of tomorrow.
Congratulations to Jasper and Zixuan for being awarded the URCA Grant! (1/4/2021)
Welcome to our first rotation student in 2021, Asish! (1/1/2021)
Benjamin Jones joined us to do a short rotation project on protein engineering, welcome! (11/1/2020)
Hearty welcome to Zhongrui, who joined our lab as a research assisstant. Before came to UCSB, Zhongrui was a Master student in Prof. Peiyuan Qian’s lab (HKUST) and Prof. Wenjun Zhang’s lab (UC Berkeley) and he made seminal contributions to our understanding about colibactin biosynthesis. At UCSB, Zhongrui will focus on mechanistic understanding on enzymes involved in nontemplate-dependent biopolymerization processess. (11/1/2020)
Zixuan (UCSB, ’22) joined us as an undergraduate researcher, welcome! (10/3/2020)
Hearty welcome to our first rotation student, Jin! (10/3/2020)
Jasper (UCSB, ’22) joined us as an undergraduate reseracher, welcome! (9/12/2020)
Hai lab has officially opened its doors! (8/21/2020)
We are seeking highly motivated students and postdocs to join our group!