I am a postdoctoral fellow at Gladstone Institutes in Nadia Roan’s lab. My research focuses on projects using single cell RNA-seq based platforms to study HIV persistence and pathogenesis, and also using CyTOF to deeply characterize SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells in the context of long COVID and in the context of pregnancy. My long-term goal is to become an independent principal investigator, researching on human diseases using cutting-edge technologies and hopefully those could be helpful to improve the life quality of human beings.
Kailin obtained a B.S. from Peking University, where he majored in molecular biology and biochemistry. He then obtained a Ph.D. from Peking University in the lab of Dr. Wang Yuedan, where he studied tumor-associated antigens. He then conducted a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Chengqi Yi, during which he conducted research on RNA epigenetics. In 2020, he joined the lab of Dr. Wang Likun at the Institute of Biophysics researching endoplasmic reticulum stress using ribosome profiling. In 2021, he joined the Roan lab, where he will be characterizing immune responses to HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Outside the lab, Kailin enjoys playing badminton and computer games like Dota2.