Welcome to the Cai Lab, where innovation meets boundless creativity. We have our sights set on all elements of synthetic biology, from the scale of synthetic genomes to the far-reaching impacts of new technologies and the people they touch. We strive to uphold an ethos of exploration and creativity, harnessing knowledge to develop solutions for a broad range of applications. To this aim, interdisciplinary research is at our core, as reflected in our diverse group with a range of specialties and key projects. Our team of undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, and research staff bring unique insights from an array of backgrounds, nurturing a collaborative and flexible research environment.

By integrating engineering principles with biological research, we aim to see research through from idea to applicable knowledge and technologies. In doing so, we are committed to filling in our piece of the scientific puzzle, helping the field of synthetic biology reach its full potential.