Stanley Qi

Dr. Stanley Qi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, the Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, and the Stanford ChEM-H Institute. He obtained B.S. in Math and Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, M.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley. He started his lab as an independent Faculty Fellow at UCSF since 2012, and moved lab to join faculty in Stanford University in 2014. He developed the first nuclease-deactivated dCas9 molecule, and demonstrated its use for targeted gene regulation and genome engineering in technologies now known as CRISPRi (interference) and CRISPRa (activation). His Stanford lab developed CRISPR-GO (genome organization) for the 3-dimensional control of the genome in the nuclear architecture. His lab also developed imaging technologies for live-cell genome visualization, novel receptors that couple genome engineering to tumor antigen sensing, genome-wide CRISPRi/a screens, and novel genetic engineering approaches to reprogram stem cells. Read more about Stanley Qi's profile here. (Stanley Qi publishes using the name Lei S. Qi.)


Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Building

Shriram Center Room 329

443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305, 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

Yanxia Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoc researcher. Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Peking University.

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.

Mengting Han, Ph.D.

Postdoc Fellow. Ph.D. from Peking University.

Paul Finn, Ph.D.

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

Jens Magnusson, Ph.D.

Human Frontier Postdoc Fellow. Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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. 

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. 

Virginia Diaz

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

Laine Goudy

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

Undergraduate Students

Kasey Love

Kasey is a Bioengineering undergraduate student at Stanford.

Click to see the alumni from the Qi lab.