Previous Institution: Columbia University
I was born in Shenyang, a beautiful industrial city in northeast China. I majored in biotechnology and earned Bachelor of Science at Jilin University in 2012. After graduation I matriculated in Columbia to pursue my Masters in Biotechnology. Following my curiosity, I worked in several labs with varying research areas, including biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular enzymology engineering, and as well as a summer in the proteomics group at Stowers Institute, where I learnt MudPIT mass spectrometry. In Columbia, I have worked in Dr. Jose Silva's lab, which focuses on RNAi screening to investigate new targets based on the theory of synthetic lethal interaction in breast cancer. My work involves the exploration of the essential role of STAT3 in ER-/HER2+ breast cancer cell lines.
My research interests also include computational biology which stems from coursework at Columbia and previous proteomics/genomics project. It satisfies my passion for biology, statistics, and computer science, and I hope to pursue this interest further in my graduate studies.
I love big cities, such as New York City, "the city that never sleeps". In my spare time, I love reading Wuxia novels, a kung fu super hero legend. Also, I enjoy listening to music, singing, swimming, and making new friends.