The research interest of Peng Yin, Ph.D., lies at the interface of information science, molecular engineering, and biology. He is generally interested in engineering programmable molecular systems inspired by biology. Specifically, his research focuses on engineering information directed self-assembly of nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) structures and devices, and on exploiting such systems to do useful molecular work, such as probing and programming biological processes for imaging and therapeutic applications.
Yin joined the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor in January 2010. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Economics from Peking University, and his M.S. in Molecular Cancer Biology and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University. He was a postdoctoral scholar of Bioengineering and Computer Science at the Center for Biological Circuit Design at California Institute of Technology.