Kaiyuan is a first year PhD student from the MCGD track of Yale BBS program. He was born and raised in Zhuhai, China and graduated from the University of Michigan in the summer of 2020, with B.S. degrees in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Life Science Informatics. During his undergraduate time at Michigan, he studied lysosomal ion channels and their roles in human diseases. Focusing on a channel named TRPML1 in the context of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he and his mentor discovered that activating TRPML1 with channel specific agonists could alleviate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy phenotypes. Hoping to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art 3D genomics techniques and to contribute to the further understanding of epigenetics, he is thrilled to work with Dr. Siyuan Wang for his second rotation. Besides science and lab research, he loves playing soccer and badminton. He is also a big fan for movies. Welcome, Kaiyuan!