Zhu Zuoyan, born in 1941, is a famous biologist specializing in molecular heredity and gene engineering. In 1965, he graduated from Beijing University. In 1980, he graduated from University of Science and Technology of China. After that, he studied and worked abroad for 14 years. In 1995, he came back to China. In 1997, he was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences for his milestone contribution to fish gene breeding.