Miao successfully defended her PhD!

Congratulations to our lab’s very first PhD student Miao (middle) on her successful PhD thesis defense today! Miao is the mother of MINA technology, the first person to ever do chromatin tracing in mammalian tissue, the first author of 4 published papers during PhD + 1 more in preparation. Her works were the backbones of 4 NIH grants awarded to Yale totaling over $7 million, for which she generated ALL the preliminary data in the applications. Such awe-inspiring productivity in one’s early career is truly rare. Such immense talent, devotion, and resilience. Truly well deserved title, Dr. Liu!