Xinhong worked on the Genetic impact on Alzheimer's disease whilst at Tongji University, China. He spent his senior year at MIT working on alcohol addiction. He became an iGEMer in his freshmen year. Xinhong believe that the golden age of gene therapy has arrived and is passionate about developing better tools for gene therapy tackling neurological disorders.'
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