xun wangXun Wang
Visiting Doctoral Student
Email: wangxun [at] mit [dot] edu

Xun was born and raised in Jiangsu, China. He received his bachelor and master degree from Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU) in 2017 and 2019. Since then, he joined the Biofuels & Biochemicals group at NJFU as a Ph.D. student, where he explored the biosynthesis of monoterpenes and implementing biosensors in engineering microbial cell factories. Outside the lab, he loves to cook, explore nature, and sports.

Since February 2022, he joined the Gregory Stephanopoulos lab as a visiting student, where he investigates non-oxidative glycolysis (NOG) pathway for carbon management through metabolic engineering of the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica.


Xun Wang, Xinyi Zhang, Jia Zhang, Longjie Xiao, Yujunjie Zhou, Yu Zhang, Fei Wang, Xun Li. Genetic and Bioprocess Engineering for the Selective and High-Level Production of Geranyl Acetate in Escherichia coli. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2022, 10 (9), 2881-2889.

Xun Wang, Longjie Xiao, Xinyi Zhang, Jia Zhang, Yu Zhang, Fei Wang, Xun Li. Combined bioderivatization and engineering approach to improve the efficiency of geraniol production. Green Chemistry, 2022, 24 (2), 864-876.

Xun Wang, Jiaming Chen, Jia Zhang, Yujunjie Zhou, Yu Zhang, Fei Wang, Xun Li. Engineering Escherichia coli for production of geraniol by systematic synthetic biology approaches and laboratory-evolved fusion tags.” Metabolic Engineering. 2021, 66, 60-67.

Xun Wang, Jing Wu, Jiaming Chen, Longjie Xiao, Yu Zhang, Fei Wang, Xun Li. Efficient biosynthesis of R-(−)-linalool through adjusting the expression strategy and increasing GPP supply in Escherichia coli. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2020, 68 (31), 8381-8390.

Xun Wang, Qianjun Xia, Fei Wang, Yu Zhang, Xun Li. Modulating Heterologous Pathways and Optimizing Culture Conditions for Biosynthesis of trans-10, cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid in Yarrowia lipolytica. Molecules. 2019, 24 (9), 1753.