Bio

I am a Ph.D. candidate (major in Plant Biology and minor in Statistics) at Iowa State University. I study plant acetyl-CoA metabolism in Dr. Basil Nikolau’s group. My work takes advantage of both traditional reverse genetics and stable-isotope assisted metabolomics techniques to investigate the structure and dynamics of the acetyl-CoA metabolic network. Before doing Ph.D., I graduated from South China Agricultural University with a bachelor's degree in Horticulture and a master’s degree in Pomology. My research work at Physiological Lab for South China Fruits has contributed to the understanding of the ecophysiology of several subtropical woody species, including photosynthetic development and adaptation to abiotic stresses. 

Research Areas:
Metabolism, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry, Genetics

Volunteer Activities

Conference volunteer for the ASPB Plant Biology Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii (2017)

Facilitator of the Graduate College Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2017)

Volunteered to present the history, varieties and culture of Chinese tea for Ericson Public Library, Boone, Iowa (2016)

Co-organizer of 2016 Interdepartmental Plant Biology Loomis Mini-Symposium, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2015-2016)

Co-organizer of Career Development Workshop Series, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2015-2016) 

Secretary of Graduate Student Organization of Plant Biologists, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2013-2015) 

Conference volunteer for the 6th World Congress on Allelopathy, Guangzhou, China (2011), 1st International Conference of Asian Allelopathy Society, Guangzhou, China (2009), and the 7th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at low pH, Guangzhou, China (2009)


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