I am a chemical biologist with a primary interest in epigenetics. I studied chemistry in Peking University and completed my PhD at the University of Chicago in 2013 in the group of Prof. Chuan He. There, I became interested in epigenetics and developed a series of novel selective chemical labelling-based sequencing technologies that have become widely used in the epigenetics field to dissect the functional roles of various DNA epigenetic marks. I was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in the laboratory of Prof. Stephen Quake, where I developed sensitive single-molecule imaging and low-input sequencing methods to detect epigenetic modifications from trace amounts of DNA for a deeper understanding of their functions and exploring their clinical applications. I joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Oxford Branch in June 2016 where I am continuing my research on technology development, functional studies and clinical applications in epigenetics.
PhD in Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2013
BS in Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2008
Elizabeth R. Norton Prize for Excellence in Research in Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2013
Extraordinary Potential Prize of Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2012
Everett E. Gilbert Memorial Prize for the Best Third Year Experimentalist in Organic Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2012
McCormick Fellowships, The University of Chicago, 2008