Research and Teaching Experience

RIKEN CBS, Japan

RIKEN summer internship • Jun, 2018 — Aug, 2018

My summer project is exploring the morphological plasticity in the mice CA3 pyramidal neurons.

Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integrative, France and Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany

cotutelle PhD candidate • Jun, 2017 — now

My PhD project is doing computational modeling of the neural network dynamics and synaptic plasticity during non-invasive brain stimulation and optogenetic stimulation. I do both simulation and experiments.

Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitäts Klinikum Freiburg, Germany

Research Associate • Dec, 2016 — May, 2017

This is the preparation phase of my PhD project, I did numerical simulation of the network dynamics and synaptic plasticity during transcraninal brain stimulation (tDCS).

Computational Neuroscience Lab, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany

Doing master thesis • Oct, 2015 — Jun, 2016

My master thesis is using numeric studies to understand the roles of hippocampal neuron degeneration, dendritic atrophy, and neurogenesis in depression onset and rescue. Tasks and skills invloved:

  • Building the large neural network of the hippocampus with NEST in Python
  • Simulating and analyzing network dynamics and synaptic plasticity

Bernstein Center Freiburg

Tutorial on course Quantitative Methods • Apr, 2016 — May, 2016

Quantitative Methods is a course for master students of Biological Faculty in University of Freiburg. The topics of this course range from statistics and prabobility, neural models, information theory, to dynamical system. My tasks are:

  • Coaching students with Python programming
  • Answering questions about exercises

Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitäts Klinikum Freiburg, Germany

Lab training on patch clamp • Jan, 2016

I was trained one month to do patch clamp recording on mice brain slices of the hippocampus.

Neurobiology and Neurotechnology Lab, University of Freiburg, Germany

Research assistant • Jun, 2015

The project I took part in is "alpha oscillation enhancement during tACS stimulation". My tasks are:

  • Help conducting EEG experiments on human participants
  • Doing time-frequency analysis of brain signals with Fildtrip in MatLab

Education

Bernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany and Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integrative, France

cotutelle Ph.D. candidate, Computational Neuroscience • June, 2017 — now

With Neurex fellowship

University of Strasbourg, France

Master Degree, Neuroscience • Sept, 2014 — July, 2016

Graduate with A level ("Bien")

Beijing Normal University, China

Bachelor Degree, Psychology • Sept, 2010 — July, 2014

Ranking: 7/63

Events and activities

BrainDisC PhD Conference

Co-organizer • Sep, 2017

co-organized the 2017 BrainDisC PhD Conference in Freiburg, Germany

Spiking Neuron Models Reading Club

Organizer • Apr, 2016 — March, 2017

Our members are people from different academic background but share the same interest in computational neuroscience. We read this book and discuss via Skype weekly.

Neural Network and Complex System Journal Club

Organizer • Aug, 2016 — April, 2017

Our members are people from different academic background but share the same interest in neural network and artificial neural network. We read papers and discuss via Skype weekly.

Skills

Academic writing and public speech

familiar with LaTeX and beamer

Programming

intensive experience with Python, some experience with Mathematica and MATLAB

Statistics and analysis

intensive experience with SPSS

Awards

First Prize in the Doctoral School Days presentation

Strasbourg, France • March, 2017

Alsace Regional Scholarship

Alsace Province, France • 2016

EUCOR Scholarship

University of Strasbourg, France • 2016

Academic Scholarship

Beijing Normal University, China • 2011, 2012, 2013

Travel grants

The 6th Inter-Academy Symposium (IAS) of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Israel Academy)

Berlin, Germany • May, 2018

Bernstein Cenference 2017

Göttingen, Germany • Sept, 2017

Publications and Presentations

Memberships and Summer Schools

Membership of Bernstein Association for Computational Neuroscience

8th G-Node Short Course on Neural Data Analysis, Munich, Germany • July, 2017