Lei Wei, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Lei Wei, BS, MS

Mentor

Xiaolan Zhao, PhD

Start Year

2009

End Year

2016

Education

Tsinghua University

In my first research experience, I was trying to crystallize a methyl group transferase. It was the first time I had attempted to purify protein, though I didn’t get it to crystal form. But science is all about testing an idea — and that is what I like most about it. I want to become a scientist because I like the feeling of trying to understand the unknown questions. My research is about how a cell duplicates its entire genome. I am lucky that at Gerstner Sloan Kettering my fellow students and the staff are really close, so we can discuss everything that might be of assistance to me. GSK is a young, rapidly growing force that is full of potential. 

Fellowships

Palestin Fellowship (2010-2011)