Chao returned to China and successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Genome-Scale Profiling of DNA Methylation and integrative genomics study in Sporadic Pituitary Macroadenoma" at Tianjin Medical University. Additionally, Chao also got a faculty job offer at Peking Union Medical College (best medical school in China) and Peking Union Hospital (best hospital in China). Congratulations!
Chao is a joint PhD student between Dr. Weidong Li at Tianjin Medical University and Dr. Wang at University of Southern California. She joined Wang Genomics Lab as a visiting graduate student, supported by Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program by the China Scholarship Council. Her thesis project was performed in collaboration with Dr. Gabe Zada at USC, and Chao did all the work from sample processing, DNA extraction, RNA extration and microarray/RNA-Seq data analysis.