Stanley Qi, Ph.D.

  • BIO

    Dr. Stanley Qi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, 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 was a Systems Biology Faculty Fellow at UCSF 2012-2014 with own lab, and joined faculty in Stanford University in 2014. He was the first to develop the nuclease-deactivated dCas9 molecule and demonstrate its use for targeted gene regulation and genome engineering in technologies now known as CRISPRi (interference) and CRISPRa (activation). His lab developed CRISPR-GO (genome organization) for the 3-dimensional control of the genome, and imaging technologies for live-cell genome visualization named LiveFISH. His lab also works on gene and cell therapy and synthetic biology with a focus on novel receptors, genome-wide CRISPRi/a screens, and genetic engineering approaches to reprogram regeneration. Read more about Stanley Qi's profile here. (Stanley Qi publishes using the name Lei S. Qi.)


  • 2014 - current       Assistant professor, Stanford University

    2012 - 2014             Systems Biology Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    2008 - 2012             Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    2006 - 2007             M.A. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    2001 - 2005             B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China