Researcher biography

I am an early career researcher with about six years' experience as a post-doctoral fellow. I completed my PhD in 2008 at the Graduate University of Chinese Academic Sciences (GUCAS) for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My research to date focuses on cognitive neuroepigenetics using a robust rodent model, with the aim of understanding the molecular underpinnings of fear-related memory disorders. In 2009, I moved to Australia and joined Associate Professor Tim Bredy's lab at the Queensland Brain Institute, to start my research career in cognitive neuroscience. In 2014, I moved to the University of California, Irvine, as assistant project scienctist, with Dr Bredy. For family reasons, I decided to move back to QBI one year later, and helped Dr Bredy manage the lab when he was not present at QBI.