Ph.D. Fermentation Engineering, Jiangnan University
BS Biological Engineering, Jiangnan University
My goal is to construct strains that highly accumulate β-amyrin, which is a key precursor of different triterpenoids and has important pharmacological functions. For this, I have focused on the introduction of β-amyrin synthetic pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by overexpressing key enzymes and regulating the metabolic pathway. I am also interested in using S. cerevisiae to produce some other kinds of valuable terpenes.