Jing Yu

Nationality: USA
Area of Expertise: Pharmaceutical Research, Bioengineering, Science

In one life prior, Jing was a cancer research scientist developing pharmaceutical drugs for real people. Pre-CIID she worked in both academia and industry experimenting/playing with #trendy biotechnologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 and neural implants for brain-computer interfaces. You can read more on her work in page-turners such as: “IDBR: A modular system for high-density, multi-scale electrophysiology” and “Bim is required for T-cell allogeneic responses and graft-versus-host disease in vivo.” Coming from the field of science, a place often devoid of good design, Jing believes there is a ton of potential buried in the intersection of science/design. These days, she spends a lot of her time thinking about open source science and using biology as a material for designers and DIYers. Jing is enthusiastic about Joi Ito’s Antidisciplinary practice and likes to make beautiful, useful artifacts out of messiness. Beyond CIID, she hopes to continue to be exposed to a diverse spectrum of minds and methodologies to help conceive of ways that disciplines can be re-framed, re-packaged and re-designed to produce more generative, holistic and nuanced solutions to our increasingly complex human challenges.