Beijing, China / Pittsburgh, PA
Lee Grimes Lab / Nathan Salomonis Lab (co-mentor)
Research focus: Hematopoiesis, stem cell and multipotent progenitor biology, single-cell genomics, multi-omics, lineage tracing.
I study murine homeostatic hematopoiesis and regulation of progenitors, using multiple single cell sequencing technologies, especially scRNA-seq, CITE-seq and scATAC-seq, along with high dimensional flow cytometry (traditional and spectral).
Why did you choose UC? Its close relationship with Cincinnati Children’s. Outstanding and world-famous faculty members, collaborative research environment, top-notch research environment.
Why study Immunology? Immunology spans over a wide range of topics; hematopoiesis is the start of immunology in that it generates all blood cells, including the progenitors for all immune cells. It is extremely complex; any mistake in the production could lead to many diseases, including but are not limited to blood disorders/cancers.
What will be the thing years from now that you'll remember about the program? The retreat!
Publication ORCID ID Number: 0000-0002-0062-2710
Career aspiration / trajectory: Running my own lab, in academia or industry.
Favorite things about Cincinnati: The variety of culturally rich bars, such as: The Wodka Bar, Aster, Sundry and Vice, The Blind Lemon, Tokyo Kitty, the list goes on.