Hometown:

Hebei, China

Education:

  • B.S. Food Safety, Hebei University of Science and Technology, 2012
  • M.S. Nutrition Sciences, UAB, 2019

Research:

Xiaobing is a graduate student in Dr. Tim Garvey’s lab. Our interest is to discover the molecular mechanism of glucose-induced insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes. We focus on the diabetes-related gene TRIB3, and its physiological and pathological role in glucose toxicity.

Why did you choose UAB?

I chose UAB because UAB has technically strong biomedical research environment and the Department of Nutrition Sciences has well-known achievements nationwide.

Any special interests, hobbies, or fun facts?

Every Saturday, I usually play soccer with my friends. Also, I enjoy the feeling of road trip and drive to edge of the world.