Albert J. Keung is a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster faculty member in Synthetic and Systems Biology. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering whose work spans the intersections of synthetic biology, chromatin biology and stem cell engineering. His group’s research broadly focuses on engineering the frontiers of how biological information is stored and accessed across diverse systems. Current project areas include engineering DNA-based information storage systems, organoid-based models to study neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, and new molecular tools to control and sense dynamic changes in chromatin state.
Previously, Keung was an National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT and Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate and National Science Foundation Fellow, and earned his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Stanford University.