Chao, R., Liang, J., Tasan, I., Si, T., Ju, L., & Zhao, H. (2017). Fully automated one-step synthesis of single-transcript TALEN pairs using a biological foundry. ACS synthetic biology, 6(4), 678-685.

Si, T., Chao, R., Min, Y., Wu, Y., Ren, W., & Zhao, H. (2017). Automated multiplex genome-scale engineering in yeast. Nature communications, 8(1), 1-12.

Chao, R., Mishra, S., Si, T., & Zhao, H. (2017). Engineering biological systems using automated biofoundries. Metabolic engineering, 42, 98-108.


HamediRad, M., Chao, R., Weisberg, S., Lian, J., Sinha, S., & Zhao, H. (2019). Towards a fully automated algorithm driven platform for biosystems design. Nature communications, 10(1), 1-10.

N. Hillson, M. Caddick, Y. Cai, J. A. Carrasco, M. W. Chang, N. C. Curach, D. J. Bell, R. Le Feuvre, D. C. Friedman, X. Fu, N. D. Gold, M. J. Herrgård, M. B. Holowko, J. R. Johnson, R. A. Johnson, J. D. Keasling, R. I. Kitney, A. Kondo, C. Liu, V. J. J. Martin, F. Menolascina, C. Ogino, N. J. Patron, M. Pavan, C. L. Poh, I. S. Pretorius, S. J. Rosser, N. S. Scrutton, M. Storch, H. Tekotte, E. Travnik, C. E. Vickers, W. S. Yew, Y. Yuan, H. Zhao, and P. S. Freemont. “Building a Global Alliance of Biofoundries.” Nature Communications, 10:2040 (2019)


Wang, Y., Yu, X., & Zhao, H. (2020). Biosystems design by directed evolution. AIChE Journal, 66(3), e16716.


Zhang, J., Chen, Y., Fu, L., Guo, E., Wang, B., Dai, L., & Si, T. (2021). Accelerating strain engineering in biofuel research via build and test automation of synthetic biology. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 67, 88-98.


B. Enghiad, P. Xue, N. Singh, A. Boob, C. Shi, V. A. Petrov, R. Liu, S. S. Peri, S. T. Lane, E. D. Gaither, and H. Zhao. “PlasmidMaker is a Versatile, Automated, and High Throughput End-to-End Platform for Plasmid Construction.” Nature Communications, 13, 2697 (2022).

R. S. Ayikpoe, C. Shi, A. J. Battiste, S. M. Eslami, S. Ramesh, M. A. Simon, I. R. Bothwell, H. Lee, A. J. Rice, H. Ren, Q. Tian, L. A. Harris, R. Sarksian, L. Zhu, A. M. Frerk, T. W. Precord, W. A. van der Donk, D. A. Mitchell, and H. Zhao. “A Scalable Platform to Discover Antimicrobials of Ribosomal Origin.” Nature Communications, 13: 6135 (2022).


T. Yu, A. Boob, N. Singh, Y. Su, and H. Zhao. “In vitro Continuous Protein Evolution Empowered by Machine Learning and Automation.” Cell Systems, 14, 633-644 (2023)..

Y. Yuan, C. Huang, N. Singh, G. Xun, and H. Zhao. “Automated, Self-resistance Gene-guided, and High-Throughput Genome Mining of Bioactive Natural Products from Streptomyces.” bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2023.10.26.564101