Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Chemical Imaging in Biomedicine, University of Cincinnati
Co-Director, Advanced Cell Analysis Service Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Ph.D. in Physics, Dec. 2010, Advisor: Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
M.A. in Physics, May 2005, George Washington University, USA
B.S. in Applied Physics, Jul. 2001, Xi'an Jiaotong University , China
Assistant Professor, 2015-2021, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Specialist, 2011-2015, Supervisor: Axel T. Brunger, Stanford University & Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford CA, USA
World's Top 2% Scientists for single-year impact, 2022 (Stanford University, USA & Elsevier, Netherlands).
Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, 2022 (University of Cincinnati Chapter, USA).
ChemBioTalents, 2022 (ChemBioChem, Wiley-VCH, Germany).
College of Medicine Research Rising Star Award, 2019 (University of Cincinnati, USA).
Dr. David Millhorn Innovation Award, 2018 (PJ Parkinson's Support Group of Blount County, USA).
IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics, 2017 (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics).
L.S. Edelheit Family Fellowship, 2010 (University of Illinois, USA).
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009 (University of Illinois, USA).
Colgate-Palmolive Graduate Award, 2008 (Colgate-Palmolive Co. & Univ. of Illinois, USA).
Chinese Government Award for outstanding self-financed student abroad, 2007 (China).
Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize, 2005 (Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation, Switzerland).
GW Fellowship, 2003, 2004, 2005 (George Washington University, USA).
Bell Atlantic Fellowship, 2002, 2003 (Verizon Co. & George Washington University, USA).
Grand Prize of the 7th National “Challenge Cup” Competition, 2001 (Chinese Government, China).
American Physical Society
Mar. 2023, Imaging biopolymers and biological assemblies in living systems. American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, Indianapolis IN, USA.
Oct. 2022, Subcellular dynamics in cancer. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, USA.
Spet. 2019, The cross-talk between membrane and protein. 1st International Conference on Biomechanics and Medical Engineering (ICBME 2019), San Diego CA, USA.
Swiss National Science Foundation
Genomics Network, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
The United Kingdom-Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
Graduate Women in Science
The French National Research Agency
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews (guest editor), 2022-2023
BMC Biology, 2021-present
Journal of Molecular Biology (guest editor), 2021-2023
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (guest editor), 2021
Current Neuropharmacology ("neurotransmitters" section), 2021-present
Nano Life (guest editor), 2019
Frontiers in Neuroscience ("neurodegeneration" section), 2019-present
Scientific Reports, 2017-present
PLOS ONE, 2017-present
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 2015-present
Physical Biology (guest editor), 2015
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