Jing Yang, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

National Center for Protein Sciences (The Phoenix Center, Beijing)


About myself: 

I was born in Changsha, a city in the Southern central region of China. Like most Changsha guys, I love spicy food. Previously I might have "an iron stomach" (quote from Dan Liebler, my postdoc adviser). In the past two years, it seems that my 'iron stomach' is getting 'rusty', though I still can live without chilli pepper. 

I love watching, not playing, football games. Bayern Munich is my only favorite football club. My idol is Oliver Kahn, the former goalkeeper of FCB.  


Caiping Tian

PhD Student (in collaboration with Tsinghua University)

Email: 379510771ATqq.com

Caiping obtained the M.S. in Biotechnology at China Pharmaceutical University. Her adviser is Prof. Yueqing Gu. After graduation, she became the first member in my Lab, helping me set up the Lab. Her research in my Lab is focused on target identification of synthetic and naturally occurring electrophiles. She also help us identify a novel endogenous protein electrophilie, N-formyl protein degradants. Outside the Lab, she likes mountain climbing. As her quote from an ancient poetry, "Reaching the top, then you can hold all mountains in a single glance". 

Ling Fu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: flsmtAT163.com

Ling received her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Shanghai Jiaotong University under the guidance of Prof. Jun Xu. She joined my Lab as a postdoc in 2016. Since then, she has been working on mapping protein S-sulfenylation (-SOH) and S-sulfinylation (-SO2H) in various model organisms using state-of-the-art chemoproteomic technology. Outside the Lab, she enjoys a couple of things, including reading and photography. Her favorite pop singers include Jay Chou, Wei Xu, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5. She also likes to play badminton and basketball in her free time. BTW, She idolizes Kobe Bryant!

Keke Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Investigator

Email: liukekeno1AT126.com

Keke obtained my Ph.D. in Microbiology, mentored by Prof.  Xingzhong Liu, at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined my Lab in 2016 after he finished a 2-year postdoc training in the brewery industry. He is interested in bioinformatics, the so-called 'dry' experiment, as compared with 'wet' experiments. He helps us to establish several informatics workflows, which greatly facilitates our capability for processing site-centric chemoproteomic data. In addition, he provides various bioinformatics solutions for the projects done or being done in my group. 

Jingyang He

PhD Student (in collaboration with Tsinghua University)

Jingyang obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Hannan University in 2014. Subsequently, He started his postgraduate study at Sichuan University in the lab of Yang Qin with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After graduation in 2017 with a M.S. degree, he joined ShiqianQi ’s lab, and learned some knowledge and skills about structure biology. He joined in my group in 2019 to further pursue his research career. He likes reading,  especially the suspense whodunit novels, such as Byakuyako. He also likes playing basketball, and his favorite basketball player is LeBron James.

Jixiang He

Graduate student

Jixiang was born in Datong City, Shanxi Province, one of the nine ancient capitals of China. He graduated from Northeast Forestry University with a major in biotechnology in 2019 and joined in my lab. During his undergraduate time, he has won won the gold medal of 2017 IGEM. He is a big fan of animes, with particular favor on Inuyasha. His favorite quote is “keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground”.

Zongmin Li 

Graduate student

Zongmin graduated from the Southern Medical University with a bachelor's degree in clinical medicine in 2017. After graduation, she has been to state-owned enterprise and hospital. After two years of work, she chose to continue her postgraduate studies and joined my lab in 2019. She likes to travel with friends and watch novels that are suspenseful and suspicious. She hopes life can be as Kerouac said, forever youthful, forever weeping.

Minran Wang


Minran was born in Langfang, Hebei, which is known as the Beijing-Tianjin corridor. He obtained a bachelor's degree in applied chemistry from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in 2017. Subsequently, under the guidance of Associate Professor Jiangjiang Tang, he obtained a master's degree in chemical biology from Northwest A&F University in 2020. Thereafter, he joint our team. In his spare time, he likes to play Genting Game and traditional sports, including basketball, badminton and swimming. He's a fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Spurs legend Tim Duncan.

Former Members

Rui Sun, M.S.

Previous position: Visiting graduate student 2015-2017

Current position: Ph.D. student at Guo's lab in WIAS, Hangzhou