Albert J. Keung | AIChE

Albert J. Keung

Albert J. Keung, PhD, is an assistant professor of chemical and bio­molecular engineering at North Carolina State Univ. (Email:; Website: He trained as a post­doctoral fellow working in the groups of James J. Collins and Ahmad Khalil at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Univ., and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Design. He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering at The Univ. of California, Berkeley, under the mentorship of Professors David Schaffer and Sanjay Kumar. Keung’s research interests span synthetic chromatin biology, persistence and memory in eukaryotic cellular systems, addiction and neurodevelopmental disorders, and DNA-based information storage. He is a 2017 recipient of the NIH Avenir Award for the epigenetics/genetics of substance abuse disorders and was an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow. He is a member of AIChE and SBE, and is a conference chair for the 2nd Epigenetics and Bioengineering Conference (EpiBio 2018).