Education

2010 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dissertation: “Theoretical modeling methods of stochastic biological networks and their applications”, Advisor: Jie Liang
Honors: Anthony James Leggett and Haruko Kinase-Leggett Graduate Awards

2002 M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanxi University
Area of Concentration: Microbial genomics analysis

1999 B.S. in Computational Mathematics, Shanxi University

Experiences

Postdoc Research Associate
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics and Center for Nonlinear Studies, 2015-now

Multi-scale modeling of viral dynamics, from stochastic intracellular circuits to cell population dynamics.

Research Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Bioengineering, 2012–2015

Multi-scale mechano-geometric modeling for cell pattern formation; Multiple buffer method for direct solution method of chemical master equation.

Postdoc Research Associate
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Bioengineering, 2011–2012

Efficient Monte Carlo sampling method for rare events in biological networks;

Research Scholar
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Bioengineering, 2009–2011

Finite buffer method for direct solutions of chemical master equation; Efficiency and stability of phage λ bistable lysogenic-lytic epigenetic switch.

Assistant Research Scientist
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine, 2006–2011

Design data analysis system and pipelines for metagenomics study of human gut microbiota.

Assistant Research Scientist
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, College of Agriculture and Biology, 2002–2006

Prediction of protein structural classes;
Discoveries of novel important plant genes from EST databases.

Funded Grants

Chancellor's Discovery Fund, PI

University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015

Awards

Anthony James Leggett and Haruko Kinase-Leggett Graduate Awards, 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2011

Selected Presenter at Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering Workshop

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2011

Memberships of Professional Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Early Career member of Biophysical Society

Journal and Conference Paper-Reviewing Services

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society annual meeting 2009-2015
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Mathematical Biosciences
BMC Bioinformatics
BMC Systems Biology