Yajun Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Leads the Biosynthetic & Biocatalysis Lab

Phone: 706-542-8293
Fax: 706-542-8806


146 Riverbend Research Lab South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States


Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Buffalo, 2008
M.S., Biochemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2002
B.S., Biochemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 1999

Area of Specialty

  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Natural Products
  • Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals


Biosynthetic Engineering and Biocatalysis Laboratory

News: Yan named UGA Academic Entrepreneur of the Year