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.