Jing-Ke Weng, Ph.D. is a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and a Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Assistant Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on understanding the origin and evolution of eukaryotic specialized metabolism. He develops new biotechnologies to produce high-value natural products for medicinal and industrial uses. He has won numerous awards in his career, including Beckman Young Investigator (2016), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2016), Searle Scholar (2015), Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences (2014), American Society of Plant Biologists Early Career Award (2014), and Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science (2013).

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