Yajie Zhu


College / University

Tongji University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects




China, P.R.

Lab Experience

Drosophila genetics, Drosophila dissection, immunostaining, microscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 2015–2017: "Caspase Signaling Promotes Sensory Organ Precursor Cell Fate Determination through Wnt Signaling in Drosophila", Bachelor thesis
  • 2016–2017: "Cka Modulates JNK-Mediated Cell Death in Drosophila"

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2018 Shanghai Outstanding Graduate
2017 – 2018: First Class Scholarship of Tongji University
2015 – 2016 National Scholarship by Ministry of Education of China
2014 – 2015: National Encouragement Scholarship by Ministry of Education of China
2014–2015, 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017 Annual Outstanding Student of Tongji University


In my previous research, I have been dedicated to studying cell signaling transduction. In my future studies, I expect to explore a wider range in cell biology and molecular biology. Especially, I take interest in seeking the mechanism and treatment for tumors with the hope that we can understand, control and even harness cancer someday. Besides, I have the ambition to accelerate the development of life science via innovation in biotechnology and bioinformatics. The aim will inspire me all the way to make the science mansion more systematic and well-rounded.