Principal Investigator

Stanley Qi, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley Qi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, and a core faculty member in Stanford ChEM-H Institute. He obtained B.S. in Math and Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing China, M.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley. He was an independent Faculty Fellow with own laboratory at UCSF 2012-2014, and became faculty in Stanford University since 2014. He engineered the first nuclease-deactivated dCas9 molecule, and was the first to use dCas9 to develop CRISPRi (interference) and CRISPRa (activation) technologies for sequence-specific gene regulation of the genome. His lab developed CRISPR-GO (genome organization) for the 3-D control of the genome structure and nuclear architecture. His team also (co)-developed technologies including CRISPR imaging for live-cell genome visualization, receptor-coupled genome engineering (ChaCha), genome-wide CRISPRi/a genetic screens, and the use of CRISPR to reprogram stem cells and neuron cells. Read more about Stanley Qi's profile here.


Contact Dr. Qi

443 Via Ortega MC 4245

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Building

Shriram Center Room 329

Stanford, CA 94305-4125, United States

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stanley.qi AT stanford DOT edu

(650) 498-9986

Administration Assistant:

Virginia Diaz

vdiaz1 AT stanford DOT edu

(650) 724-9615

Postdoc Fellows

Albert Lo, Ph.D.

Albert is a postdoctoral fellow. He obtained Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Pennsylvania. 


Antonia Dominguez, Ph.D.

Antonia is a ALS Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellow. She obtained Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University. 


Yanxia Liu, Ph.D.

Yanxia is a postdoc researcher. She received Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Peking University, Beijing, China.


Haifeng Wang, Ph.D.

Haifeng is a postdoc researcher. She obtained Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from University of California, Davis. 


Xueqiu Lin, Ph.D.

Xueqiu is a postdoctoral researcher. She received Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Tongji University, Shanghai, China.


Muneaki Nakamura, Ph.D.

Muni is a postdoctoral researcher. He received Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University.


Timothy Daley, Ph.D.

Timothy is a postdoctoral researcher. He received Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of South California. He works jointly with Dr. Qi and Dr. Wing Wong. 


Xiaoshu Xu, Ph.D.

Xiaoshu is a postdoctoral researcher. She obtained Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.

Jens Magnusson, Ph.D.

Jens is a Human Frontier Postdoc Fellow. He received his Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Paul Finn, Ph.D.

Paul is a Postdoc Fellow.  He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Graduate Students

Yuchen (Tony) Gao

Tony is a graduate student in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program.


Nathan Kipniss

Nathan is a graduate student in the Bioengineering program.


Hannah Kempton

Hannah is a graduate student in the Bioengineering Graduate Program. 


Chris II Still

Chris is a graduate student in the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Graduate Program. 


Timothy Abbott

Timothy is a graduate student in the Bioengineering program. 


Michael Chavez

Michael is a graduate student in the Bioengineering program. 


Victor Tieu

Victor is a graduate student in the Bioengineering program. 


Jingyi Wei

Jingyi is a graduate student in the Stanford Bioengineering Program.


Staff Scientist and Admin Assistant

Dehua Zhao, Ph.D.

Dehua is senior scientist and lab manager. 


Marie La Russa, Ph.D.

Marie is a research scientist. She obtained Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UCSF. 


Laine Goudy

Laine is a Life Science Researcher. She obtained B.A. in Biochemistry from Scripps College, Claremont, CA.


Virginia Diaz

Virgina provides administrative support to Dr. Qi and the lab. 


Paul Vorster, Ph.D.

Paul is a researcher scientist. He obtained Ph.D. in Integrative Life Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University, VA. 


Undergraduate Students

Amanda Urke

Amanda is a Bioengineering undergraduate student at Stanford.

Kasey Love

Kasey is a Bioengineering undergraduate student at Stanford.

Matthew Carter

Matthew is a Bioengineering undergraduate student at Stanford.

Click to see the alumni from the Qi lab.