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Yixiao Liu

senior associate
Texas A&M University; Fudan University

Yixiao grew up in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China and starting point of the Silk Road. As the daughter of two biology professors, Yixiao often spent long days on field trips with her parents exploring the Qin Mountains, collecting flora and fauna during the day before nighttime stories by the fire under star-filled skies. Yixiao studied biology during university and her research topic as a genetics master’s student analyzed circadian rhythm mechanisms in fruit flies.