Fei Geng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Program Chair of the Biotechnology program at McMaster University. He completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster during which he discovered a possible treatment for recurrent breast cancer. As a professor at McMaster, Fei received the McMaster MSU Teaching Award and Merit Award. His research interests include cellular mechanotransduction, tissue microenvironment and the complex interplay between autophagy and mechanotransduction in the process of aging. The findings that Fei and his research group uncover are generated through the application of biotechnology via genome editing CRISPR, pharmacological and genetic approaches, live cell imaging, fluorescence lifetime imaging and automated image analysis.