Research Interests

​​Applying cryosection, laser microdissection and RNA-Seq to generate Aiptasia tissue-specific transcriptome, analyzing the transcriptomes from symbiotic and aposymbiotic Aiptasia to find out the possible key factors in cnidarian-algal symbiosis, and then combining multiple omics techniques and functional genetic methods to better understand this complicated system.

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Bioscience, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • Master of Science, Developmental Biology, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China, 2008 – 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China, 2004 - 2008​

Professional Profile


  • 2018 - Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​
  • 2011 – 2013: Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China​


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center(RSRC)