What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a senior postdoc fellow at the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, majoring in plant biology with expertise in protein homeostasis. I used Arabidopsis thaliana to mechanistically study ribosome behavior during translation and protein quality control inside the endoplasmic reticulum in response to the surrounding environment. I am looking for an independent research position to pursue my research goal – tracking the life journey of a protein in vivo and identifying corresponding molecular machinery to monitor and maintain protein homeostasis.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

As an early career researcher, I would like to share my research achievements as soon as possible through the preprint platform. As a member of preLights community, I learnt that the ASAbio Fellows program provides a platform for networking among preprint and open science supporters. I am also looking for the conception of a preprint system and skills to promote preprint exposure through the extensive training in the program. 

What are you excited about in science communication?

I believe that transparency and efficiency of communication in the scientific community are as important as the integrity and process of research in your own group. Public science has been significantly boosted due to the development of multiple media, even including artificial intelligence, to facilitate the cross-talk between experts and the general public. Open science will become the future standard for us to share knowledge with others, and the ASAPbio Fellows program provides an opportunity to be involved in the acceleration of science.

Ask me about…

It must be Basketball! I keep up with every NBA game and try to spark my son’s interest in playing basketball with me.

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