Ph. D. Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 2009

B. S.    Life Sciences, Beijing University, Beijing, China 2003



Princeton University, The Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics & Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology                                                                                                                                                    

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Advisor: Peter Andolfatto                                                                            2010-present

  • Convergent evolution of Na, K-ATPase in an herbivore community.
  • Adaptive evolution of noncoding DNA in Drosophila species.


Kansas State University, Division of Biology

Graduate Research Assistant, Advisor: Mark C. Ungerer                                                                                       2004-2009

  • Natural variation in freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis.
  • Fitness benefits and costs of induced resistance.
  • Dynamics of transposable element proliferation in plants.


Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

Research Assistant                                                                                                          2003-2004

  • Establish stable mammalian cell lines


Beijing University, Peking-Yale Joint Center of Plant Molecular Genetics & Agro-biotechnology

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Advisor: Hongya Gu                                                                                       2001-2003

  • Genetic diversity of Arabidopsis thaliana in China