I obtained my first Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Agronomy from Jinling Institute of Technology in China and my second BS degree in Biotechnology from the State University of New York at Cobleskill in 2018.
2019-2021, I did my research in the lab of Dr. Hong Luo in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University as a Master of Science (MS) student. I focused on gene discovery and genetic improvement in grass specials and worked on improving biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in grass as well as increasing crop yield.
In January of 2021, I joined REDDI (Research and Education of Disease Diagnosis and Intervention) Lab at Clemson University as a Graduate Research Specialist. In REDDI, I worked on developing high-throughput technology for SARS-CoV-2 variants detection using multiplex RT-qPCR.
In August of 2021, I joined the lab of Dr. Andrei Alexandrov in the Clemson Center for Human Genetics as a graduate (PhD) student.
My PhD research in Dr. Alexandrov’s lab focuses on identifying components of disease-associated human RNA pathways using a variety of high-throughput technologies that include Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), 384-well qPCR, and construction of complex CRISPR guide RNA libraries. Currently, I am working on validating components of human nuclear pathways acting on the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) MALAT1 that drives growth and metastasis of many types of human cancers.