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Work Experience


Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, Manalis Lab
Jun 2021- Dec 2023

  • Developing organ-on-a-chip system to maintain patient derived colonic organoids and human gut microbiota in vitro with physiologically relevant condition (i.e., extracellular matrix, bio-chemical and bio-physical gradients, flow, and temperature).

  • Ludwig Center Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2023: "Creating a stable cross-kingdom colonic interface to study obligated anaerobes in colorectal cancer"


Research Assistant, Duke University, Acoustofluidics Lab

Sep 2016 - May 2021

  • Developed an integrated acoustic rotational tweezing system for 3D quantitative phenotypic analysis of zebrafish larvae.

  • Contributed to the development of digital and contactless droplet control systems.

  • Co-developed the acoustofluidic holography system for the arbitrary pattern of cells.

  • Co-developed an acoustofluidic centrifuge for the enrichment and separation of particles/biosamples in the nano-scale.


Research Assistant, Nanjing University, Key Laboratory of Modern Acoustics,

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

  • Developed theoretical and numerical models to study the interactions between oscillating microbubbles, viscous fluids, and microvessels.

  • Developed numerical models to study nonlinear ultrasonic bubble dynamics.

  • Fabricated hybrid ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles.



Duke University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

2016 - 2021

DISSERTATION: Acoustics-induced Fluid Motions


Nanjing University

MS in Physics (Acoustics)

2013 - 2016

THESIS: Finite element modeling of microbubble-blood-vessel interactions


Nanjing University

BS in Electronic Science and Engineering (Acoustics)

2009 - 2013

THESIS: B-mode image processing of ultrasound cavitation effect in phantom

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