About

During high school, I was diagnosed with a nerve injury within my right hand from playing the clarinet, leaving me with no choice but to become ambidextrous. I had to longitudinally retrain my brain so that my left hand could properly write alphabets and hold chopsticks, the responsibilities that had been formerly assigned to my right hand. The experiences from my recovery sparked my interest in neural plasticity. For my undergraduate education, I pursued Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University and graduated within the top 10% of my class on June 2017. Subsequently, I have been working on my graduate degree at McGill University with Prof. Robert Hess on neural plasticity. The focus of my thesis has been on finding means to harness remaining levels of neural plasticity in the adult brain, a topic that parallels my experiences from playing music. During spare time, I enjoy practicing the clarinet (yes, I do still play) and reading historical fiction novels.

I am the sole creator of smplot, an R package for data analysis and visualization.

Employment

Assistant Professor, Dept. Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University

Education

PhD, Computational Neuroscience, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Quebec, McGill University (2017 - 2021).

Bachelors of Science, Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada (2013-2017). Top 10% cGPA in the faculty.

Notable awards

Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award, (2020-2021), Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Masters Training Scholarship (2019-2020), Fonds de researche du Quebec-Sante, Canada.

Masters Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada.

Programming

Python, R, Matlab

Etc

I play the clarinet as a hobby. Here is a clip of me playing Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov with my friend Junyi, a professional pianist.