Dr. Menghao Cai is an Associate Professor of biochemical engineering in State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology. He received his Bachelor degree in bioengineering at 2006 and Ph.D. in biochemical engineering at 2011 from East China University of Science and Technology. He worked as a joint Ph.D. student in School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK during 2009-2010. His research focus is on microbial physiological analysis and bioprocess design for novel drug candidate production from fungi; reconstruction of biosynthetic pathways in synthetic heterologous hosts (P. pastoris, E. coli, A. oryzae) to produce bioactive compounds; Transcription regulation studies to rewire the heterologous hosts for bioactive compounds synthesis. He has published 34 research articles and applied 10 Chinese invention patents.
Marine microorganisms; Polyketides; Synthetic biology; Transcription regulation.