I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Sichuan University in China and became interested in developmental neurobiology. In 2011, I joined Dr Kenny Campbell’s lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the US to pursue doctorate study. My thesis work analysed contributions to olfactory bulb interneuron diversity from ventral telencephalon progenitors. After graduating with my PhD in 2017, I continued my research with Kenny for three years to further interrogate the molecular controls of ventral telencephalon patterning and neurogenesis. My enthusiasm for developmental neurobiology drives me to explore more and landed me in the Marín Lab in 2021, where I investigate the mechanisms governing cortical interneuron development in both mice and human.
Outside the lab, I like to read a broad spectrum of science and history, and am interested in language learning. I’m also an aviation enthusiast enjoying plane spotting.