Bio

 

APPOINTMENTS AND EDUCATION

2016-present     Society of Fellows, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

                          Junior Fellow

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

2019          NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

2019          Allison Doupe Fellowship, 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          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 ACADEMIC SERVICES

Ad hoc reviewer of Nature Communications and Neural Development.

External reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNDF) Sinergia grants.

2018          Harvard Brain Initiative, Summer Student Lunch on Neuroscience Panelist

2017          Personal Profile featured in Seek magazine, The Rockefeller University

2016          Thesis work featured in The Scientist and Tech Times

                  Thesis work editorial cover in Current Biology

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

2014          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 courses, including lecture notes, review questions and assignments

2012         ​​​​​​​ Student host of the Friday Lecture Series at The Rockefeller University

2011         ​​​​​​​ Genetics mentor of the K12 STEM program at New York Academy of Science

2011         ​​​​​​​ Featured writer for HHMI Ask a Scientist session

2011-         ​​​​​​​MIT10 Alumni Gift committee member

2009         ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Tutor of Principle of Chemical Science (5.111) at MIT