Current PhD Students:
1st YEAR PHD STUDENT
My name is Mingjing Chen, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology. Before joining UF, I received a master's degree in Medicine in Public Health Laboratory Sciences from West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University. Supervised by Dr. Zhao, I am currently working on a lipidomics study and applying statistical methods to investigate the associations between lipidomics and cardiovascular-related disease. In the next few years, I am looking forward to continuing my study with Dr. Jinying Zhao to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets for aging-related chronic diseases. During my spare time, I love playing piano, cooking, exercising, and hiking.
1st year phd stuDENT
I am Xiaoxiao Wen, a first year PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology. My previous research broadly focused on identifying modifiable risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases and related complications. In the following years, I am excited to continue my study with Dr. Jinying Zhao to explore the role of gene-environment interactions, particularly DNA methylation, in the etiology of chronic disease with the use of advanced design and analytical techniques. Prior to joining UF, I had a master's degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from Peking Union Medical College and China's National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases. My favorite thing to do outside of work is dancing.