Dr. Xiaochen Yu

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Xiaochen YU photo

Research project summary: Optimize the culture conditions and develop the culture strategy in a large scale to increase the yields and productivities of new fatty acids

Current position: Research scientist, SyntheZyme LLC, a sustainable chemical company based in Rensselaer, NY


Yu X, Zeng J, Zheng Y, Chen S. 2014. Effect of lignocellulose degradation products on microbial biomass and lipid production by the oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus curvatus. Process Biochemistry 49(3), 457-465.

Miao C, Chakraborty M, Dong T, Yu X, Chi Z, Chen S. 2014. Sequential hydrothermal fractionation of yeast Cryptococcus curvatus biomass. Bioresource Technology 164(0), 106-112.

Gao D, Zeng J, Yu X, Dong T, Chen S. 2014. Improved lipid accumulation by morphology engineering of oleaginous fungus Mortierella isabellina. Biotechnology and Bioengineering n/a-n/a.

Zeng J, Zheng Y, Yu X, Yu L, Gao D, Chen S. 2013. Lignocellulosic biomass as a carbohydrate source for lipid production by Mortierella isabellina. Bioresource Technology 128:385-91.

Gao D, Zeng J, Zheng Y, Yu X, Chen S. 2013. Microbial lipid production from xylose by Mortierella isabellina. Bioresource Technology 133:315-21.

Zheng Y, Li T, Yu X, Bates PD, Dong T, Chen S. 2013. High-density fed-batch culture of a thermotolerant microalga Chlorella sorokiniana for biofuel production. Applied Energy 108:281-7.

Zheng Y, Yu X, Zeng J, Chen S. 2012. Feasibility of filamentous fungi for biofuel production using hydrolysate from dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of wheat straw. Biotechnology for Biofuels 5:50.

Yu X, Zheng Y, Dorgan KM, Chen S. 2011. Oil production by oleaginous yeasts using the hydrolysate from pretreatment of wheat straw with dilute sulfuric acid. Bioresource Technology 102(10), 6134–6140.

Ma F, Xiong Z,  Zheng Y, Yu X, Zhang X. 2008. Repeated batch process for biological treatment of black liquor using brown-rot basidiomycete Fomitopsis sp. IMER2. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 24(11), 2627–2632.

Area of Expertise: 
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
B.S., Biotechnology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
M.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Washington State University
Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Washington State University
Biorenewables Laboratory