Yajun Yan, Ph.D.

Professor

Leads the Biosynthetic & Biocatalysis Lab

Education
  • 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
Professional Appointments
  • Professor, The University of Georgia, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor, The University of Georgia, Aug 2015 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Georgia, 2010 – Aug 2015
Areas of Expertise
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Natural Products
  • Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals
Publications
Patents
  • Microbial approach for the production of 5-hydroxytryptophan
    U.S. Patent 10,266,859
  • Methods for hydroxylating phenylpropanoids
    U.S. Patent 10,036,047
  • Microbial approach for the production of 5-hydroxytryptophan
    U.S. Patent 10,023,889
  • Microbial production of muconic acid and salicylic acid
    U.S. Patent 9,719,113
  • Precursor-directed biosynthesis of 5-hydroxytryptophan
    U.S. Patent 9,663,768
  • Microbial production of muconic acid and salicylic acid
    U.S. Patent 9,546,387
  • Genetically engineered microbes and methods for producing 4-hydroxycoumarin
    U.S. Patent 9,353,390
  • Biofuel and chemical production by recombinant microorganisms via fermentation of proteinaceous biomass
    U.S. Patent 9,284,566
  • Production of 1,4-butanediol by recombinant microorganisms
    U.S. Patent 9,200,288
  • Biosynthesis of caffeic acid and caffeic acid derivatives by recombinant microorganisms
    U.S. Patent 9,121,044
  • Biosynthesis of caffeic acid and caffeic acid derivatives by recombinant microorganisms
    U.S. Patent 8,809,028
  • Production of flavonoids by recombinant microorganisms
    U.S. Patent 7,807,422
  • Production of flavonoids by recombinant microorganisms
    U.S. Patent 7,338,791
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