Headshot portrait of Bertrand Lui - Lubert Stryer Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow
Bio-X SIGF Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2006
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisors: Jennifer Cochran (Bioengineering) and James Swartz (Chemical Engineering)

Research Title: Engineering Epidermal Growth Factor for Enhanced biological Efficacy through Molecular Evolution and Cell-Free Protein Synthesis

Research Description: The goal of Bertrand’s research was to develop a technology platform which combines yeast surface display and cell-free protein synthesis to engineer proteins for enhanced biological efficacy. His plan was for it to be demonstrated by evolving epidermal growth factor, which plays a role in the healing process and has great therapeutic potential for wound repair and regenerative medicine.


Bertrand is a co-founder and the Chief Product Officer at SetSail.