PhD in Genetics and Genomics University of Florida

Published in University of Florida, 2014

PhD in Genetics and Genomics


I was trained in the Genetics and Genomics Program at University of Florida and graduated in 2014. I was mentored by Dr.Jianrong Lu in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. My research was aimed at understanding epigenetic regulation of tumor metastasis.

I learned lots of bench skills such as cell culture, Northern blot, Western blot, PCR, RT-qPCR, gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, protein purification from bacteria, Co-Immunoprecipitation, GST pull-down assay, gel-shift assay, Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), Luciferase reporter assay, lenti-virus mediated shRNA knockdown etc.

It was great learning experience for me! The first four years of PhD training has laid down solid foundation for my understanding of cancer biology and molecular biology.

Tissue culture


my second experience with p32 labeled experiment, the first was northern blot!


hundreds of RT-qPCR plates.