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Yixuan Wu
Graduate Student

I am Yixuan Wu from Jiangsu, China. This July I graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor degree in biological sciences. Interestingly, Chen Chen and I were classmates in Tsinghua and now we are still classmates as graduate students. It's very lucky for me to have a familiar friend in new circumstances and I am eager to make new friends with all of you in Columbia University.

I was working in a structural biology laboratory in Tsinghua University for about one and a half years. During that time, I learnt using crystallography and biochemical methods to determine 3D structures of proteins, particularly membrane proteins, thus illustrating the functional mechanism of certain important biological processes. It was an impressive experience, and structural biology still attracts me. Since I don't have many research experiences, I would like to explore some other fields, such as molecular biology, systems and computational biology. On the one hand, I would find my favorite place. On the other hand, I want to improve my ability to take advantage of different tools to solve problems.

 In my spare time, I like watching music videos, movies and TV plays. My favorite sports are aerobics dancing and badminton. I like dogs a lot and have a toy poodle named "little bear" in my home. I look forward to starting my new life in Columbia University and I will try my best.

Yixuan Wu