BSc Northwest University (NWU), China, 2014
PhD Northwest University (NWU), China and Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden 2019
I am interested in the origin and evolution of animal skeletons (biomineralization) through time, with an emphasis on biomineralized skeletal fossils, i.e. Small Shelly fossils or SSFs, in the “Cambrian explosion” period, when animal with their hard parts suddenly appeared on Earth. My research is currently focusing on Small Shelly Fossils from China (North China and South China areas) and Mongolia as well as exceptionally preserved soft-bodied fossils from the new Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerstätte (the Qingjiang Biota) of South China.