I am a Ph.D. student in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology program. I originally came from Shenzhen, China, and moved to Seattle, where I received my B.S. in both Microbiology and Biology from the University of Washington. My undergraduate research project focused on Type VI Secretion System-mediated interbacterial antagonism, which led to the discovery of the first double-stranded DNA deaminase ever reported. To further understand how bacteria interact with each other and their environment, I joined the David lab to investigate how dietary nutrients could modify the invasion ecology of the human colonic microbiota. Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my girlfriend, and watching soccer matches.