Junpei Xiao received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University with experience on utilizing microbes to produce renewable industrial grade bio-based products. He then received a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Boston University with experience on scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq analysis. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology under the mentorship of Scarlet Shell. His research focuses on investigating the mechanism of resistance for certain drugs of mycobacteria. Beyond the lab, Junpei enjoys fishing.