2007-now Associate Professor, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)
2005-2006 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, The Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Chicago, Collaborator: Dr. Martin E. Feder
2003-2004 Assistant Professor, National Laboratory of Pest Insects & Rodents Integrated Management, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Interests:
Molecular mechanisms for adaptive evolution of environmental stress tolerance
Evolution of Hsp90 buffering on cryptic variations against stress
The role of transposable elements on wiring of genetic regulatory networks
Research models include Drosophila species, Liriomyza species- invasive insects in China since 1990s, and Locusta migratoria-a grasshopper causing plague in Asia over thousands of years.