principal investigator

Mingyi Xie, Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UF Health Cancer Center
University of Florida
Office phone: 352-273-8171
Lab phone: 352-273-8173
Email: mingyi.xie@ufl.edu
C.V.
Experience: Postdoc training. Yale University with Joan Steitz
Education: Ph.D. Arizona State University with Julian Chen
B.Sci. Xiamen University, China

Research scientist

Headshot of Dr. Peike Sheng, postdoctoral associate

Peike Sheng

(started in Jan. 2017)

Email: peike.sheng@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8173
Education:
Ph.D. Hunan University/ Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
B.Sci. Hunan University, China

lab technician

Pedro Lopez

(started in Jun. 2022)

Email: plopezarmas@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Education:
B.Sci. University of Florida

postdoctoral associates

Headshot of Dr. Lu Li, postdoctoral associate

Lu Li

(started in Jul. 2018)

Email: luli1@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8173
Education:
Ph.D. Nanjing Agricultural University, China
B.Sci. Nanjing Agricultural University


Yuzhi

Yuzhi Wang

(started in Jul. 2021)

Email: wangyuzhi@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Education:
Ph.D. Southeast University, China
B.Sci. Huaibei Normal University, China

graduate students (ph.d.)

Headshot of Tianqi Li, graduate student

Tianqi Li

(started in Oct. 2018)

Email: tianqi.li@ufl.edu,
Lab Phone: 352-273-8173,
Education:
M.Sci. Georgetown University
B.Sci. Nanjing University, China


Nicholas Hiers

(started in Aug. 2020)

Email: nhiers@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Education:
B.Sci. Florida Gulf Coast University


Conner

Conner Traugot

(started in Aug. 2021)

Email: connertraugot@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Education:
B.Sci. Duke University

GRADUATE STUDENTS (Master’s)

Yu Fang

(Joint mentoring with Jorg Bungert)

(started in Aug. 2021)

Email: yu.fang@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Education:
B.Sci. Southern Medical University, China

Undergraduate students

Jessica Effinger-Morris

(started in Sep. 2021)

Email: effingermorris.j@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Major: Biology


Maria Buzaianu

(started in Jan. 2022)

Email: mbuzaianu@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Major: Biology


Michael Yao

Michael Yao

(started in Jul. 2022)

Email: yao.m@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Major: Biochemistry


Bianca Lederfeind

(starting in Aug. 2022)

Email: blederfeind@ufl.edu
Lab Phone: 352-273-8198
Major: Microbiology & Cell Science

Lab Alumni

List of former lab members