Jing-Ke Weng (翁经科), Ph.D.

Jing-Ke Weng (翁经科), Ph.D.

Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Assistant Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests : Metabolic evolution, hormone signaling, chemical ecology, bioluminescence, metabolic engineering, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, herbal medicine
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Jing-Ke Weng is a Member of Whitehead Institute and the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Career Development Assistant Professor of Biology at MIT. His research focuses on understanding the origin and evolution of specialized metabolic systems that give rise to the remarkable chemodiversity present in the plant kingdom. Weng is particularly interested in elucidating the molecular bases of traditional herbal medicines and developing nature-inspired new medicines to fight various human diseases. Weng earned a BS in biotechnology from Zhejiang University and received his PhD in biochemistry from Purdue University. Weng is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Tansley Medal, the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Early Career Award, and the Beckman Young Investigator Award. In 2014 he was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and in 2015 he was named a Searle Scholar.

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