postdoctoral fellow
(March 2017 – Present)

I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, since March 2017. I received my Ph.D. in Botany from the Institute of Botany at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

My current research focuses on environmental and physiological controls (i.e., temperature and hormone) of the biosynthesis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in white grapes (Vitis viniferaL.). The grapes being studied are grown in the campus greenhouse, a vineyard in Duncan on Vancouver Island, and a vineyard in Langley, BC. I examine these processes at both the transcript and metabolite levels to help explain how future climatic scenarios and physiological inducers might impact the production of VOCs in wine grapes. Outside of academia, I like travelling, hiking, and pursuing new experiences and opportunities for learning.