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Principle Investigator

2019-now,  University of Hong Kong, Chemistry Department (Assistant Professor)
2016-2019, University of California, Irvine (Postdoc)

  • Advisor: Professor Robert C. Spitale

2009-2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D. in Chemistry)

  • Advisor: Professor Steven C. Zimmerman 

2005-2009, Tsinghua University (B.S. in Chemistry with Honors)

  • Advisor: Professor Xi Zhang and Professor Huaping Xu

Really want to accomplish one more marathon in my life, when running is boring, I play badminton.

Research Team

Han Jia

I come from Shaanxi, China and got BSc in Chemical Engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology (2013-2017) and MPhil in Biological Science from Shaanxi Normal University (2017-2020). In my spare time, I’d like to cook.

Jie Liu

I come from Shanxi, China and got BSc in Biological Science from Yuncheng University (2011-2015) and MPhil in Biological Science from Sun Yat-sen University (2015-2018).

Jinghua Han

I come from Henan, China. I got BSc in Biotechnology from Xinxiang University (2009-2013) and MPhil in Biological Science from Yunnan University (2013-2016). I'm also interested in yoya and swimming.

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Xueqing Kong

I come from Henan, China. Besides, I got the degree of Master of Pharmacy from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017-2020) and BSc in Pharmacy from Zhengzhou University (2013-2017). My hobbies include hiking and running etc.​ 

Yuen Ting Leung

I come from Hong Kong. I got my BSc degree, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Biochemistry, from the University of Hong Kong (2019-2023). I like immersing myself in thoughts while walking along promenades. 

Anita Ye

My name is Anita, Yingyue YE, a PhD student supported by Laboratory for Synthetic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (LSCCB). I obtained my MRes degree in Drug Discovery and Development from Imperial College London, 2023, under the supervision of Prof. Nick Long. I graduated at Nankai university with BSc in Chemistry, 2022.

I am currently working on the development of probes for protein-protein crosslinking and protein-RNA crosslinking, under the supervision of Prof. Chiming Che and Prof. Ying Li.

Outside the lab, I am a bodybuilding enthusiast, on track to build up warrior’s physique and mindset.

Group trip in 2022. 


Group dinner in 2023. 

Undergraduate Researchers

Nga Fong Li (2021)

Undergraduate Researchers

Wai Yin Leung (2024-)


Zihan Wang (undergrad research, 2019-2020)

Chi Kin Lui (undergrad intern, 2021)

Nga Fong Li (undergrad research, 2021)

Ka Ho Huang (undergrad research, 2022)

Yuen Ting Leung (undergrad research, 2021-2023)

Lan Li (PhD, 2019-2023)

Jiying Liang (PhD, 2019-2023)

Youzhi Li (Postdoc, 2022-2023)

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