Feng Zhang

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Person.png Feng Zhang  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(scientist)
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BornOctober 22, 1981
Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
NationalityUS
Alma materHarvard University, Stanford University
Member ofWEF/Young Global Leaders/2017
Interests • Optogenetics
• CRISPR
Most well known for his central role in the development of optogenetics and CRISPR technologies.

Feng Zhang is a Chinese-American biochemist. Zhang currently holds the James and Patricia Poitras Professorship in Neuroscience at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has appointments with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (where he is a core member). He is most well known for his central role in the development of optogenetics and CRISPR technologies.

He was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017.


 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017WEF
Switzerland
2951 known participants


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