I am interested in the relationship between microbes and lacustrine environments. I use a wide variety of molecular microbiology and geochemical techniques to investigate how microbes respond to and shape the current and past (bio)geochemical conditions of lakes. I received my B.S. in Geology in 2017 from Peking University where I worked with Dr. Liao Chang and Dr. Baoqi Huang to study the paleomagnetic proxies of South Ocean sediments. I then received my Ph.D. in Geology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2022 while working with Dr. Jessica Conroy on the microbe-geochemical interactions in tropical lake sediments. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Earth and Environmental Science Area at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with Dr. Romy Chakraborty working on subsurface microbes.