In 1994, curiosity about science and Israel drive Jian to Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot to start his graduate school in molecular genetics and biotechnology after finished undergrad in Beijing and 4 years of working at Chinese Academy of Science.  He moved to University of Guelph, Ontario in 1998 to finish his PhD and worked briefly as a postdoc at Environmental Biology at Guelph. In 2005, he joined ARC (now is AITF) and started his long time adventures in genetic engineering, improving food safety, environmental related studies, functional food and new materials research.  Jian is specialist at applied genomics and biotechnology for functional food, food safety and environmental management.