Siyu Wang


College / University

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Exchange program)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects




P.R. China

Lab Experience

Silver staining, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, PCR, RT-qPCR, cloning techniques, mammalian cell culture, cDNA transfections, TLC, lipid droplet purification, DNA & RNA extraction from biopsies.

Projects / Research

  • 01/2019 – 06/2019: “Dose Research on C. elegans in Parkinson’s Disease Model”, Prof. Shangbang Gao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • 03/2020 – 06/2020: “Predicting Novel Interactions between VPS13 Protein And Its Adaptors”, Structure Biology Course Project, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 07/2020 – 09/2020:” Fatty Acid Composition of Lipid Droplets (LDs) in Different Size”, Prof. Bin Liang, Kunming Institute of Zoology,CAS
  • 09/2020 – 05/2021:” Interaction Between Lipid Droplets And Mitochondria in Brown Adipocytes (BFCs)”, Prof. Pingsheng Liu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2020: Scholarship for Excellent Study, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2019: Awarded “Merit Student” of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2018: Freshman Scholarship for Excellent Study


I am amazed by vast organelle crosstalk within cells, and I want to investigate organelle interaction, interplay between protein and lipid. Additionally, I am particularly interested in mitochondria, and I want to study how they are organized, how intricate, highly curvature cristae are formed and maintained. Also, how cells cope with undesired proteins and manage protein quality control attracts me.