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APPOINTMENTS AND EDUCATION

2016-present     Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Cambridge, MA

2010-2016         The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

                           PhD, Biology

                           Aversive Olfactory Imprinting in C. elegans

                           Advisor: Cori Bargmann

2008-2010         Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

              B.Sc., Chemistry, minor in Biology

              Advisors: Alice Ting and JoAnne Stubbe

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018-2020       NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

2019                Allison Doupe Fellow, McKnight Endowment Fund

2018                William F. Milton Award, Harvard University

2017                Shark Tank Pilot Award, Broad Institute

2016                Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University

2016                Kaluza Prize finalist for graduate thesis, American Society of Cell Biology

2015                Trainee Professional Development Award, Society for Neuroscience

2013                Blackstone Presentation Award, Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium, Portugal

2012-15           HHMI International Student Predoctoral Fellowship

2011                Women and Science Fellowship, The Rockefeller University

2010                Outstanding Research Award, Department of Chemistry, MIT

2010                Novartis Fellowship for Research, MIT

2009                Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates participant, Germany

2009                American Chemical Society Fellowship, 239th ACS National Meeting

2009                Paul E. Grey Research Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, MIT

2007                National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China

2007                L’Oreal Outstanding Women Future Scientist Award, L’Oreal China

2004 & 05        National Championships in Chemistry Olympiad and 37th International Chemistry Olympiad (representative of China)

 

TEACHING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

-  Ad hoc reviewer of Nature Communications

-  Teaching assistant of the microscopy session of the Neurobiology course at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, 2015

-  Teaching assistant of Major Advances in Understanding Evolution and Heredity by Dr. Matt Meselson (Harvard), The Rockefeller University, 2014

-  Teaching assistant to develop Dr. Cori Bargmann’s lectures to teaching tools for iBioSeminar online courses, including lecture notes, review questions and assignments, 2014

-  Student host of the Friday Lecture Series at The Rockefeller University, 2012-13

-  Journal club mentor of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) at The Rockefeller University, 2012 and 2013

-  Genetics mentor of the K12 STEM program at New York Academy of Science, 2011-12

-  Featured writer for HHMI Ask a Scientist session, communicating scientific concepts through essays to answer questions from general lay audience, 2011

-  MIT10 Alumni Gift committee member, 2011-now

-  Tutor of Principle of Chemical Science (5.111) at MIT, 2009 and 2010 Spring