- M.S., Food Microbiology, Kansas State University
- B.S., Biochemistry, Lanzhou University
- May 2007 – present – Lab specialist senior, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology & weed science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.
- August 2004 – April 2007 –Staff research associate supervisor III, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, U.C Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
- December 2002 – July 2004– Research Assistant, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology (DMP), College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan