I was born in a small village in Ji’an, in the southeastern China and grew up there; these conditions made me really like the nature. After getting the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (MD equivalent) from Jiangxi Medical College in 2001, I worked as a resident doctor in a hospital in Ningbo, China. Two years later I found that I was more interested in research rather than clinical work. I passed a graduate entrance examination and started my research experiences, initially pursuing Master degree in Immunology in Peking Union Medical College in Dr. Wei He’s lab. During that time I realized that I was more interested in an academic rather than an industrial career. I then furthered my PhD study in Saarland University in Germany in Dr.Klaus Fassbender’s lab. There I studied the innate immunity in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. I got the PhD (Dr. rer. nat) degree in the end of 2011 and I decided to get postdoctoral training in a field that most interest me. I found Dr.Weiner was running a project on microbiota, which is exactly my most interesting field; I wrote to him and he accepted me.
I joined Dr.Weiner’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow in May 2012. Currently my research is focusing on microbiota and microRNAs in the regulation of immunity.